Premiere: Orlando Volcano – “Tool & Die”
One of a growing collection of New York-based producers to embrace the rougher side of the club music spectrum, European-born Orlando Volcano has developed a reputation over the past few months for slinky R&B refixes and haunting beat work for vocalists like Jay Boogie and Chapman. Volcano’s next project, the Low Key EP, is his most complete to date, a three tracker that could easily be brought up as a lighter flip side to Mumdance’s driving 909 productions. “Tool & Die” is the most dance ready of the bunch, a squalid rush through rigid percussion and a disarmingly twinkly melody. Along with a premiere of “Tool & Die”, Orlando granted us the opportunity to bring you a snippet of the track’s video, directed by Insomgnac, a disorienting, panopticon-tweaking visual that functions as a fitting addendum to the original.