Los Angeles-based producer and sometimes Body High affiliate Sage Caswell released a strutting new EP this week on French label Decabaret, his first official release of the year. The EP, Tribute 2 CC Archer, builds on the rough-around-the-edges house template he’s manufactured (often alongside Cromie), but adds a certain flair that allows the music to rise above the dusty drums + cyclical chord melody + ethereal vocal sample template. “Street Lite” does not appear on Tribute 2 CC Archer, but the track is a belter in its own right, a chugging scythe-like number that matches rusty nail percussion with a dose of filter-heavy chord work. Like most of Caswell’s productions, it fits in perfectly with the late night club aesthetic and that’s right where it belongs. Stream below and head over to XLR8R to download “Street Lite”.
A lot has been said/written about Detroit house prodigy Kyle Hall in the past few weeks, what with the release of his debut The Boat Party LP. At only 21 years old, Hall’s music manages to imbibe tropes from the two lynchpins of American dance, Detroit and Chicago, as well as production techniques from across the globe. In short, if you haven’t listened to The Boat Party yet, you’re doing a respective disservice to both your mind and your dancing shoes. Hall’s latest track comes in the form of a remix of Los Angeles-based producer/DJ combo Cromie & Sage Caswell’s “Vine” (out now on brand new Brooklyn-based label Peach). It is both futuristic and retro, sounds fiercely analogue, but also has moments that any listener will struggle to fit into any existing sonic lexicon. The original (listen after the jump) is also an impressive number and sees two of Los Angeles’ premier DJs wisely extending their skills into the production realm.