Amanda and Britt Brown’s 100% Silk is part of (and helping to pioneer) a revival in house music. They’re separating it from the juicehead and gorilla stereotypes that have overtaken the genre’s namesake in pop culture. 100% Silk‘s signing and distributing producers that take risks and simply renovate this now roughly thirty year old genre – Policy is no exception to this. On Postscript you’ll find elements of ambient hip hop beats intermixed with the ritual drum machine and bass lines associated with house music. The average song length on this thing is six minutes so don’t worry about a lack of material. This album won’t be physically available until October 15th, however if you pre-order this Midheaven claims they will ship it October 7th. The mp3 download is available sooner, opening up on October 1st. Check out the Soundcloud stream of Postscript below and see what you think of it. Cheers!

 

 

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Manhattan filmmaker-turned-beatbroker Francis Hsueh, a.k.a. Policy, has unfolded a skewed yet chic house blueprint across the last three years—as evinced via a trio of EPs for rarefied dancefloor wholesalers such as Rush Hour and Argot—yet his latest may be his most assured and distilled to date.

Postscript plays street dice with choppy electronics and stripped-back groove architectures, maxed out but close to the chest, splashed with off-grid percussive patterns and fractured jazz textures. Policy’s policy of artisanal layering has never been more elegantly executed; metropolis gems like “Postscript 187,” “Ghost in the Groove” and “Big Beast Anthem” swing and stutter, brisk and bouncy, graffitied with smoke-lounge keys, soft pad dub-stabs, synth-flute streaks, burnished brass, city grit.

A uniquely contemplative take on funky uptown house by one of NYC’s rising talents, Postscript comes in an edition of 450 vinyl-only copies.

Price $13

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