Hot on the heels of ‘Who Stole The Soul’ Soulade returns to Vitalik Recordings, this time with Paul Loraine on the ‘Lucid Moments EP’.
‘Lucid Moments’ offers up five contrasting cuts, each with their own distinct mood and energy. The common denominator tying the EP together is the attention to detail in sound design - lush pads, fizzing high end and pumping analogue sub bass are a constant throughout all five interpretations.
"Restraint. It´s something that can go a long way in the making of house music. Recent years have shown that it´s often the application of restraint that leads to the creation of something memorable. Paul Loraine knows that. His sound exhibits a kind of subtle tech charm that only raises its head every so often" Resident Advisor.
That is certainly the case for Loraine´s foray with Soulade on the Lucid Mood´s EP. His Vitalbit mix of ‘On The Side’ eases the listener into the EP with warm washes textured pads and gently placed vocal stabs. This sets the tone nicely for his main mix - a soft, percussive, dubby techno affair with a lazy swung groove.
Soulade is firmly forging his dynamic and intricate production style through his Vitalik releases. Warm, dubby beats knitted with dark indelible melodies have become his signature sound.
Soulade´s Reconstruction mix of ‘Wish You Were’ is his clubbiest cut to date, huge side chaining and a devastating analogue kick give the track a big room feel, but the glitchy groove and warm distorted pads keep it familiarly deep. Loraine’s original mix is a deep, melodic roller – Soulade’s ‘Deconstruction’ mix dismantles it to its key elements and reconstructs it with a spaced-out 12/8 jazz time that give the track a languorous live feel.