Blonde ft. Charli Taft – Higher Ground (Original Mix)
They may not have been shy of media attention and breakout speculation, but British duo Blonde has certainly kept their musical form for 2014. Past remix duties for Chris Malinchak and a significant victory lap across the BBC’s prestigious airwaves, their debut single for FFRR offers up a crucial serve for two key players ascending the melodic house renaissance like few others of the time. “Higher Ground” is the duo’s most confident stab at the digital market to date, leading with coordinated grooves and subtle melodic elements to establish where universal coherence can be executed without distracting from the formation of a quality club cut. The track’s yin yang balance makes the prospect of hearing a house cut on the radio sound both exciting and plausible, all whilst spotlighting just how far their musical identity has come in such a relatively short period of time. If “Higher Ground” is to play as testament to where Adam Englefield and Jacob Manson are taking things forward then Blonde quite simply looks to be one of the UK’s most exciting house prospects right now.
Release date: August 10