DJ Plead
Relentless Trills
Boomkat Editions
2023 repress, edition of 500 copies, printed inner sleeve
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DJ Plead is making some of the most forward thinking club music of our time, and on »Relentless Trills«–originally released in 2021–he switched gears for an entirely different proposition - one mostly shorn of a kickdrum, instead unfurling it slow, infectious, and deadly for sticky 40 minutes of music.

It’s a masterpiece of all-tension-no-release slow moving dance music envisioned and realised with a single instrument - the Yamaha ›Oriental‹ keyboard, Recorded at home in Sydney, Plead dismantles his much- loved hard drum club style and drops the tempo, where he matches the waviest microtonal vamps with the signature, rhythmelodic lilt of his drums in a properly hypnotic style. Equally influenced by vintage dancehall riddims and the inspirational glow of CS + Kreme’s psycho-ambient heartmelters, the results sound to our ears like an offshoot of Mutamassik releases for DJ/Rupture’s Soot, or Shackleton slowed to a hash-smoking drift and heading on a Mahraganat tip.

A hazy introductory piece of autotuned vocals and digital bass prodding seduces from the front, with the vibe spilling out into deep, spaced-out dancehall pressure with deliriously strong works almost nodding to Timbaland and The Neptunes in ‘RT5’, closing on a mesmerising beatless highlight in ›RT6∫ to seal the deal.