San Francisco’s Honey Soundsystem Records returns with a new single inaugurating a new collaborative guise from Juan Maclean and Kevin McHugh (aka La-4a / Ambivalent).
It is rare that simplicity and recognizability happen in dance music, but ‘Take 8’ is just that. A song so heartfelt and recognizable it demanded its own slab of wax. This expertly mixed and crafted house cut romances listeners into a catchy live piano ditty that could go on for days.
The label decided the piano should go on and set up NYC classical Pianist and friend of Honey Soundsystem crew Kevin Devine on a blind date with the producers for the A2. Kevin whipped up a compositional response to the original and it was recorded live on a Grand in LA-4A’s studio. Finally, to make it a family affair, Taraval, known for his work of Four Tet’s TEXT, teams up with label co-founder Jackie House for a kraut-no take on the original, fusing vacillating resonant bleeps and robust drums with glimpses of the original’s ethereal sounds.
DJ Support from Tensnake, Gina Breeze, Fish Go Deep, Catz 'n Dogz, Marco Carola, Erol Alkan, Hifi Sean, Horse Meat Disco, Âme,
Published: 25th June 2019