LA native Delroy Edwards has been making waves in the house music community since his critically acclaimed album Hangin’ At The Beach. Since then he has released an array of different projects, and his newest release titled Dubonnet sees him return to experimenting with funky melodies and thumping, pulsating beats and rhythms.
“Live and Let Live” kicks the EP off with a sweet, synth-heavy melody that brings a lot of colourful energy and glittery, high energy beats. The hard-hitting, metallic “Fat Dynamics” is another stellar track, though I will say with this track and throughout the album, the music doesn’t seem to be mixed very well. I assume that’s the point, as the sound is meant to put you in the headspace of being in a small club. Actually, some of these tracks could be described as claustrophobic. The thick, textured production on tracks like “Dubonnet” and “How High is the Moon” are incredibly dense with sounds, and the beats are accompanied by thick synths and electronic effects and rhythms that add a bit of unsettling energy to the record at times. This is what Delroy Edwards is able to do brilliantly. Throughout this record, having this at maximum volume transports you to a small club environment where this is blasting through the speakers.
Listen to Delroy Edwards’ brilliant new EP Dubonnet below via Bandcamp and don’t forget to support! Released via Apron Records.