LISTEN: Pat Lok ‘Needy’
Who ever thought that Tuesday’s could be so great? There are definitely some good vibes emanating from Vancouver producer, PAT LOK’s, newest track, ‘Needy’.
Released via label MANI/PEDI, the track actually features on his newly-released EP of the same title. Featuring a radio edit, the original mix and two remixes from EKALI and ROBOTAKI, the EP works to highlight pointed segments of this particular track.
The six-minute ride coasts along different fronts, working its way from nu-disco to dance and electronica. It begins with a catchy vocal hook, a satisfying beat and a synth that works hard to sound almost lazy, – but a kind of sunny-day-lazy, like you’re purposefully trying to enjoy yourself. The track progresses into a more dance-electronic sound with the introduction of a sequence of keyboard chords, and thus, inviting in sunny sounds and bright tones, which dot the remainder of the song.
For quite a physically long track, it doesn’t really feel so long. The parameters of the sound are constantly shifting, and it’s kind of hard to put a definitive finger on the exact whereabouts of the type of sound being achieved. It’s really cool though, to hear something that’s consistently fueled by change.
Words by Caitlin Medcalf