Just when you thought an incredible tune couldn’t possibly receive a shiner coat, the ever lauded founder of South London’s GHOST RECORDINGS, EL-B enters the ring: Infusing Disclosure‘s stand-out hit ‘Boiling’ off their explosive “THE FACE” EP release earlier this year, with rhythmic anomalies and “off-the-grid” percussion genius that could only be ascribed to EL-B and his globally-applauded approach to club-floor provoking sound design.
While Disclosure’s ‘Boiling’ in original form does incorporate that ever-celebrated UKG percussive swing, EL-B approaches the track with both darker motives and basslines in mind. Sinead Harnett’s lusty little cooes and wails get the treatment in EL-B’s rinse and are placed at the forefront,
as he engineers a complex backdrop, integrating his unique brand of heavily sub-bassed patterns, cleverly syncopated & shuffly hi-hat hits, and choppy pitched-stripped vocals to create a sturdy rhythmic structure; and of course, one mean dance tune.
Hours early, the track title on Soundcloud included “Out Now” but at the moment it simply states a confusing “Shelfed Release!!!” This could either mean, 1. It was supposed to be released for free, but given the heavy number of listens the track has already received, it will be saved for an official release; 2. It will be released on vinyl; or 3. That it was too hot for distribution altogether.
Whatever the case may be, political, business as usual, or otherwise, the track is live for your listening pleasure. Better get into it before it is potentially shelved (?)/removed/dusted…