Harrison BDP returns to Shall Not Fade for his seventh release for the label, this time on the house-oriented Lost Palms sub-label.
The prolific Welsh producer has gained well-deserved attention for his consistently exciting work over the past few years. He is rooted in the deeper side of house but experiments with minimalism and techno. Fresh off a release with French dub techno label Berg Audio, Harrison BDP brings some of that same energy to this smooth four-tracker.
‘Invisible In The Dark’ opens the EP up with a spaced-out, dubby house vibe. It builds slowly into a beat for filling a darkened dancefloor, coupled with melancholic strings that are gently soothing before the drop. The second track, ‘Slugs’, takes you back to the producer’s UK roots, a chugging garage number with choppy vocals and rave inflections - it’s a dirtier track than the first to close the A-side. The B-side is made up of two longer cuts - ‘Hate The Taste Of Whiskey’ is a return to the housier sound we know from Harrison BDP, starting off minimalist but opening up into soaring pads and clubby stabs - one to lose yourself in. The EP closes with its grooviest offering in ‘Departure’. Built over a sultry, enticing bassline that’s hard not to dance to, the finishing track is upbeat and playful, channeling retro house with a hook guaranteed to get stuck in your head.
Invisible In The Dark EP drops February 19th via Shall Not Fade.
released February 19, 2021
Production by: Harrison BDP
Artwork by: Pointless Illustrations
Mastering by: Beau @ Ten Eight Seven
Pressing by: MPO