It has been three years in the making, but I am happy to report that Party Guy Records releases its follow up to The Future Sounds of North America, The Future Sounds of North America II, this month. Comprised of a completely new lineup of young talented producers, the record oscillates between Post-Dubstep, Jungle, Breaks, Deep House and back again. There is truly something from everyone without being disjointed or random.
If Daft Punk is Robot Rock then Djemba Djemba’s “Chronic Heart Failure” is Robot Rap. It features a dialogue of synthesized riffs with spacey backing melodies over Deceptacon basslines. Doctor Jeep’s “Golden Eye” is a refreshing return to a classic Jungle sound that has been seriously lacking from this latest wave of EDM. Dunes “4am” is a sleeper floor filler with a hypnotic four-on-the-floor kick, and a series of vocal samples lovingly filtered and pitched in time with great effect. Figgy follows with “All Aboard”, a clean but bouncey Deep House jam with one foot in the past and another in the future. Haarschnitt’s “Nah” keeps you guessing with tight breaks bracketing a catchy synth bridge with and a little acid on the side. Tony Quattro’s “KP’s Ghetto Way” seems to pull inspiration from Miami Bass, Jungle, Flume & Disclosure simultaneously.
Party Guy Records was started by by Mike Jones (KUATO) and Adrian Sackheim(DJ HAITIAN) in 2010, as an outlet to expose the world to various emerging American underground electronic artists that should be on all our radars. It is a clear from this collection of sounds, those mentioned above and more, that there is so much great electronic dance music out there, and waiting to be discovered. I can’t wait until TFSONA III!
Releases from Party Guy Records are available on Amazon, Beatport, Boomkat, iTunes, Juno and other fine stores.