Seemingly intent on making his Magic Wire imprint a home for the same sort of driving, effervescent beats that he’s made his name with, Lone has asked back Neon Jung, the only other artist to appear on the label so far, to follow up his critically acclaimed debut ‘Just Can’t Leave It Alone’ with the single ‘Delirium Tremens’.
The emerging producer again incorporates aspects of soul, garage and house with strung out psychedelics to make something deliberately light but primed for the dance floor. The soulful melody that makes the spine of the track is joined by the airiest “Bah Da Bah” that’s ever been pressed to vinyl, with the shifting background creating a happy sense of unease and a bouncing yet purposeful bass line provides a low-end that will get crowds shifting. As on his debut he’s showing an skilful and imaginative approach to combining classic elements with futuristic manipulation, although perhaps he doesn’t strike the balance quite as well as he did first time out.
On the flip we get a fine remix from Nathan Fake, who delivers a typically well constructed version that drops the tempo, flattens the beat, loses the vocal and smudges the atmospherics to make a six and half minute journey through an absorbing landscape of washed out colour and progressing beat patterns. The opposing style compliments the original very nicely, meaning compliments have to go both to the producers for the calibre of their work, and to Lone for putting together another quality release.
‘Delirium Tremens’ is released via Magic Wire on February 20th.