Premiere: Shadow Child – Galactico
Josh Wink’s legendary Ovum Recordings represents the crème de la crème in electronic music. With over twenty years in the game, the Philadelphia-based imprint has gracefully bounded from one genre to the next, carving out a signature timeless sound that’s equally danceable as it is cerebral, with no regard for much else besides focusing on top notch quality. Falling in line with that curatorial sentiment, Ovum welcomes aboard UK dance stalwart and Rinse FM champion Shadow Child.
With hits across seemingly all the major dance imprints, it was only right that Shadow Child, real name Simon Neale, joined the ranks of Ovum as well. Using a slightly different approach in the studio, Shadow Child offers up a sizzling two-track EP entitled Misfire. “I wanted to make music using 100% hardware in my studio again,” Neale stated, “Using true analog sound sources and switching things up from what I’m known for.”
“Galactico”, the EP’s second track, is an acid-doused dance workout that rides the edges of the 303 and 707 drum machine into a frenzied peak-time workout. Acidic squelches get the track rolling before shuffling hats and flanged-out claps prime the energy on the dancefloor for takeoff. The result is a pumping and raw old-school flavored track that DJs will reach for when looking for that “surefire” crowd pleaser.
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