LNRDCROY is a Vancouver producer with a very tasty knack for groovy house. Ooze City is suitably smooth, sliding around any club-space it gets played in and putting smiles on faces, feet on floors. 3 productions energetic enough to have been spun out in one take, but actually teeming with warm detail. 12” on Mood Hut.
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- Ooze City by Lnrdcroy
My housemate really got into Much Less Normal when it made its way back to our abode from Norman Towers. Being a funky good times house DJ, the sparkly chill synth layers and bouncy but slightly overdriven beats were irresistible. But he’s a lazy DJ, so he was distraught by most of the track durations. Apparently 3:50 isn’t enough time to find another record in. Jeez.
Look again m8, here’s what you may well be after - 3 tracks of warm, house-ish tripouts at a much more agreeable duration thanks to Mood Hut. The A side is a single epic of a track, building steadily and hypnotically to an almost progressive house climax. The heavy use of repetitive layers makes it feel slightly on the slow side, but up the pitch slider by around half and it becomes a peak night space groover. B1 takes us closer to the end of the night / early morning, feeling a lot more sparse with breathier sound design, distant clattering toms and a simple but driving bass. More classic Chicago house feel here. This would go down well with the aforementioned lazy bugger, sounding like Lnrdcroy fully exploring the footmoveability of his machines through extended jams.
The kicks get a bit thuddier and the atmosphere murkier and more indistinct on B2, which also benefits from a lil boost on the pitch fader to give it thrust. It’s like entering a club that’s actually a wormhole out of which is pouring several thousand hi hats. It’s only at the end of the track that you realise that a single melodic drone was there all along, creeping around in the back.
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