GoldFFinch – 11th Hour (Original Mix)
Last time we checked in with the Belgian-born GoldFFinch, they were just beginning to catch the ears of the dirtybird camp — remixing one of the tracks off French Fries’ Space Alarm EP back in early November. The 11th Hour EP marks their first release under the San Francisco label, and much like fellow newcomers French Fries, they’re taking the concept of bass music in a slightly different direction. When you press play on this title track, the immediate reaction will not be “dirtybird.” Instead, its variegated rhythms, subtle melodies, and deep but delicate bass lines introduce emotions far different from the usual booty bounce advocated by Justin Martin, Claude VonStroke, and friends. Mark this one down as a win for continually avant garde A&R.