Melbourne native Jordan Brando makes his return to the SNF catalogue, proving once again his musical ambidexterity and far-spanning range of talent.
The period between this release and Brando’s SNF debut last March has seen the Aussie producer go from strength to strength, touring around his homeland and New Zealand and playing at large-scale festivals like Pitch Music and Arts. If you thought Moment in Time EP was kaleidoscopic, Vagabond EP gives the word a new meaning, touching base at disco, acid and speed garage.
The A-side showcases Brando’s inimitable take on house with meandering funk basslines and skippy drums (Ricardo’s Kicks’); classic disco samples and deep bass thumps (‘Flux Deluxe’); and earworm acid melodies and whispering cymbals (‘Radar’).
‘Marz’ then might take you by surprise - although less so for those accustomed to Jordan’s artistic versatility - a warped bassline groans over a garage rhythm, bringing the UK-inspired ruffage before ‘UGOT2C’ strips things back. Deep rolling drums lend the track a grooveable swing before and blissful breakdown leads to a solid, thumping drop. Finally, it’s up to the title track to close proceedings. Let Evanna’s syrup-smooth vocals stroke the soul whilst celestial piano tinkles and a blissed-out garage rhythm transport you to another plane.
Vagabond EP drops 17th June 2022 via Shall Not Fade
released June 17, 2022
Production by: Jordan Brando
Mastering by: Ten Eight Seven
Artwork: Pointless Illustrations
Pressing by: Record Industry