Hold Hold is the second track from Glows rollout of material this summer as an officially formed duo. Whilst still taking inspiration from a web of conceptual and anthropological references, the track marks a departure from the personal narratives of the JL HOOKER EP. Led by an interest in communal gathering and the shared experience offered through dance music and club culture, it’s the first track from a new phase in which their kaleidoscopic approach is geared towards a more outward focus. Following the often melancholic JL EP and the underlying hum of anxiety on latest single Tropics, Hold Hold still maintains and channels these emotions. It’s release marks the decision to wrestle them up and outwards towards a frantic yet euphoric intensity.
New track Tropics marks the beginning of a phase in which the duo roll out the database of material they developed in this period of incubation. It’s the first track from a collection of material spanning different phases over the last 6 years, resampled, looped and fused together. Engaging conceptually with the idea of timelines, looping, resampling and the conventions of music releases themselves. Beginning with the Tropics, featuring Asha Lorenz deals with the scattered and overwhelming heat of city life. ‘Tropic is the climate of this city. The tropical heat in your bedroom, waking up in a sweat to my nightly fever dreams. Stumbling around the streets in the humid air, dancing and sleeping and waking up. When the euphoria turns sickly.’ The track draws influence from late noughties pop music and it’s overmaxxed commercialised electronic production. The electronic sounds from Dizzee Rascal’s Bonkers and Little Boots’ New in Town appear skewed through the ambient glaze of artists like Andy Stott and clouddead. The track balances this glowing calm with a propulsive darkness that explodes into ecstatic noise.
Platonica Erotica presents “I Can’t Be Your Everything” is its wistful sibling to debut single ‘Marriage Of Convenience’, referred to by Platonica as ‘the last of my prom music ... I wanted a very clean, dreamy number with a veiled threat in there. I wanted to rip the carpet from underneath that person who didn't want me - to say, "Oh, you don't like a part of me? Well, I'll disappear from you completely."’
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