No Regular Play are the extra talented Brooklyn duo that have an intrinsic understanding of body-moving music. ‘Doesn’t Matter’ is their best collection of tracks yet, eclipsing the listener in a heart warming bed of sound and slowly but assuredly guiding them into a new musical understanding.
The Wolf + Lamb label has caused a revolution in house music, slowing down tempos and bringing more soul and song-based components to the genre. No Regular Play have been hugely instrumental in this change, their studies together in Cuba on Afro-Cuban rhythm, music and culture plus experience playing with Lauren Hill, and indie band Beirut have led them to possess a thrilling and tightly structured talent in production.
The title track ‘Doesn’t Matter’ twists and writhes with acidic synths and fantastical sounds, layered with as much retrospective as futuristic foresight, illustrating the truly insightful nature of NRP. One half of Wolf + Lamb and head of Double Standard records, Gadi Mizrahi pairs up for the first time with Crosstown Rebels’ lady of the moment, Deniz Kurtel to deliver its electrifying remix, armed with an arsenal of raw and distorted elements that set the dance floor alight.
On the flip ‘Slide Away,’ is a wistful creation from NRP, filled with the live trumpet solos from Greg Paulus (one half of the band) merged with more mind-bending electronics and poignant undertones. For the final curtain the remaining half of W+L, Zev settles the package with his ‘endless summer remix’, revisiting the distorted electronics but softening with sweeping pads and a blissful aura. ‘Doesn’t Matter’ EP is as unique as it is pleasurable and possesses all the elements of another heart stopper from the W+L camp.