SOUNDCLOUD WRAP: Paces
Our Gold Coast buddy and killer beatmaker PACES has just announced he will release his debut EP ‘The Pact’, with title single featuring Chela, on groundbreaking US label SYMBOLS.
Mikey Perry (aka PACES) has been a busy guy. Whether he’s being named a ‘Top New Producer to Watch’ by inthemix; receiving national airplay love on triple j; remixing the likes of PARACHUTE YOUTH, YESYOU and SAMPOLOGY; supporting producer extraordinaire LUNICE; or having his bootleg of ‘Angels’ (THE xx) receive over 22,000 plays on Soundcloud (cracking the ‘Top 20 Most Popular’ tracks on HypeMachine). He certainly shows no signs of slowing down!
PACES sound, a moody combination of 808 drums, chopped vocal samples, synths, wonky pianos and harps could sit at home amongst any of his musical idols. Think Ta-Ku, SBTRKT, The Postal Service and Mount Kimbie. So it is no surprise that visionary San Francisco label boss Kastle has picked up PACES debut EP The Pact for his forward thinking electronic label SYMBOLS, where his motto is ‘the feeling is the genre’.
The Pact featuring artwork by SYMBOLS incredible resident designer Joyce Su, features 3 originals and a remix from Melbourne newcomer W1SP. The title track, a ballad for the future-bass generation, features the heartfelt and mesmerising vocal prowess of uber-talented songstress Chela.
If The Pact pulls at the heart-strings, then Love You Hate This, with it’s moody synths and stormy basslines, tears them right out, with a nod to Apparat and Hudson Mohawke. Last but by no means least is Ignite which, like its name professes, lights the fire within and spurs you into action, and is without question destined for dancefloor success.
We invited Mikey to curate this week’s PURPLE SNEAKERS ‘Soundcloud Wrap’. Here are some track’s he’s digging at the moment…
MISSY ELLIOTT ‘SOCK IT TO ME’ (KAYTRANADA REMIX)
“I only just found out about Kaytranada recently. I’m mad at myself for not knowing about him sooner, dude is a beast!! Heaps of R&B remixes, right up my alley.”
GINGER AND THE GHOST ‘ONE TYPE OF DARK’ (TA-KU REMIX)
“Ta-Ku has got the magic touch. Everything the guy releases (and it’s a LOT of releases) is always crazy tasteful. He’s one of my top inspirations for sure.”
LDRU ‘YOU GOT TO REALIZE’
“I hope that one day I can make a song as good as this one. I supported LDRU recently, he’s a good dude! Going places for realz!!”
OLIVER TANK ‘UP ALL NIGHT’ (The first track on this teaser)
“Oliver Tank is crazy man! His songwriting, arrangement, and production are all UNFUCKWITHABLE. Respect!”
BANKS ‘FALL OVER’ (DJEMBA DJEMBA REMIX)
“My homie Benjo (the other half of Surecut Kids) put me onto this tune. It’s an absolute STINKER!! Banks is awesome already, but this version of Fall Over is just crazy for the club.”
W1SP ‘OH AH’
“My pal W1SP taught me how to make beats way back when we used to work together in a skate shop in Melbourne. He’s done a remix of The Pact on my EP which is sooo good! This tune ‘Oh Ah’ is crazy. The first time i heard it I jizzed lightning and set my room on fire. He’s gonna be a big contender in the Australian beatmaking scene, you heard it here first.”
KASTLE ‘STAY FOREVER’ (TOUR VIP MIX)
“Kastle’s tunes are always so far out in front of everyone else’s. He’s got such a great sound and his production is ridiculous. Serious bricks were shat the day he said he was going to release my EP on his label. SERIOUS BRICKS!”
JAMIE LIDELL ‘WHAT A SHAME’ (RL GRIME AND SALVA REMIX)
“That drop tho!!!”
INDIAN SUMMER ‘1.01 MY HEART DROPS’
“More like my pants drops haha! Eh? Eh? But seriously, I’m sure this tune has dropped more than a few pairs of pants. It’s such a jam! Good guys, Indian Summer!”
“This tune has not gotten old for me at all and I’m sure it never will. To me this is a modern day classic. I honestly believe that I’ll be an old grandpa showing my grandkids my SBTRKT record and telling them about the times that i saw him perform live back when people used to go outside haha!”
PACES Debut EP ‘The Pact’ is out on SYMBOLS (USA) Wednesday June 12.