Austin based imprint – Whiskey Pickle – had a great 2014 with releases from the likes of Walter Jones, Gavin and Robbie Hardkiss and James Curd. The boutique label is ending this year on a high note with a stellar EP from Barcelona based producer, Playless.
The two tracks “How Much?” and “Juno” showcase not only the diversity but also production quality of Playless’ sound. Kicking it off, “How Much” is straight up Chicago house with lovely piano work and MIDI saxophones. The B-Side “Juno” is just as strong, yet it’s deep rubbery bassline and cavernous reverb give it more of a gritty late-night sound.
Vulture Music label admin Xander Milne gets his hands on “How Much,” twisting and turning it into a g-house funk tune while keeping the piano and adding high-energy vocals. Not to be outdone, Abstrakt Audio takes on “Juno,” stabbing synths and shuffling high hats create a prefect mixture that’s feels right at home on a 4am warehouse dancefloor.