The mysterious SPACEGH0ST takes us on an acid-licked star-gazing trip.
Nick Boyd’s Sorry Records has quite the discography. Dating back to 2015, in their own words, the label is ‘putting out universally beloved pop dance music worldwide’. If this claim refers to its accessibility or indeed variance across the catalogue, then this is most certainly true. From the bleepy light house of Tony G’s ‘Beside’ single or the downtempo, funked up work of Lanlord Lance’s ‘Unsweet’ in the early days, through to the skittish, breakbeat-y experiments of Stick Figure or Darian’s rave-geared ‘Suprised Emoji’ EP most recently, there is something for everyone to find in the Sorry Records vault.
You’ll be pushed to find any ‘superstar names’ on Sorry Records and this is part of their charm. They stay true to such form on their forthcoming release, inviting the mysterious SPACEGH0ST onboard. Based in Denver, SPACEGH0ST is dubbed as ‘a relatively anonymous, mid-level government employee who makes confident acid trax in their free time’; their track ‘Space Coaster (Acid Coaster)’ more than lives up to this.
A 140bpm race through space, ‘Space Coaster (Acid Coaster)’ holds workings of the dancefloor deep to its core. Driven by pacey, almost Balearic, tom drum rhythms, razor sharp hats and subtle snares, SPACEGH0ST’s thick acid lines electrify the arrangement. Making for a swirling, dizzying, eye-rolling journey with some delicious surprises inside. Take the first listen below!
SPACEGH0ST’s ‘Space Coaster (Acid Coaster)’ is out tomorrow, 4th September on Sorry Records.
Grab it here (Tomorrow – Bandcamp Day!)
Artwork: Zack Handler