Purveyors of exceptional beats and general Perth brohemians Die High have dropped a very strong little release in the form of Chiefs New Inside Out EP.
Everything is beautifully middle and unchallenging so as to make for a particularly creamy listen. It’s a partnership EP that sees vocalist Nick Acquroff (from Melbourne’s Sons Et Al.) ride tandem with the dark trap lord and the results are fairly functional if not extravagant.
I’ve spent this year referring to the Odesza record as the easy listening electronic record of the year by virtue of its non-existant barrier for entry making it the perfect first timer listen. Disclosure too housey? Odesza. James Blake confuses you with time signatures? Odesza. Boards of Canada needs more topline? Odesza.
Something about this Chiefs EP strikes me the same way. It’s cleanly produced and well sung and there are slightly more energetic tracks like Whisper or Inside Out itself that add some grit to the release but for the most part it’s a relatively smooth jaunt through the halls built by Chet Faker.
A strong release that’ll definitely see some attention paid and hopefully pave the way for the next Chiefs release to perk up some ears.