Release Date: Aug 20th 2012
After a well-received outing on sister label Losing Suki, fast rising Leeds producer Last Magpie now
steps up for a release on HypeDigi. The man behind the moniker has a number of musical projects
on the go, with this one being of a deep house and garage focus. Maya Jane Coles picked up his
last effort for her DJ Kicks mix, and the title track from this EP is likely to be even bigger.
‘Who Knows Where (Love Goes)’ is one of those records that just works. Simple, emotive and
hugely standout, it takes an airy old vocal and lays it over ticking beats and bass as harmonic synths
ring out and melancholic chords weigh the whole thing down in a puddle of beautiful introspection.
It’s already getting hammered left right and centre and, like all of the EP, is doused in a neo-Balearic
soul – not unsurprising given that Last Magpie is currently living in Ibiza.
The rest of the EP follows in similarly impressive style. ‘Pilau Rice’ is marbled with crowd noises and
background voices as warm, loose deep house beats roll uninterrupted below. Dubby chords fill in
the spaces and a grinding bassline and raw congas add some grit.
‘Don’t Know Why’ is the laziest and most blissed out of the lot. Characterised again by bursts of
raw pianos, a garagey bassline and another cute, veiled vocal, it’s deceptively simple yet loveably
catchy. ‘Club Whore’ is the most garage leaning of the lot where heavy, slapping claps and buried,
booming sub bass off-set a light percussive skip to great effect.
Yet again Hypercolour seem to be nurturing the rise of a formerly unknown producer into the big time.
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