AOTW | 14 November – 20 November: Lancaster_ – Press Play
Well, we missed last week’s AOTW update. Blame the US election – there’s plenty of that going around.
Press Play is a seven-track extended-play released by future funk artist Lancaster_ at the end of December 2013. This short release – and Lancaster_’s second and final, with the exception of a few features with マクロスMACROSS 82-99 and Keats Collective – is one of the best examples of the nu-disco/French House movement within future funk, taking similar plunder-sampling as used by Daft Punk and similar artists but giving it the glitchy ECCOJAMS treatment commonly associated with vaporwave. Like all good future funk, it’s extremely danceable, and the skips/mixes of tracks such as “Teena Marie – Lovergirl (Lancaster__ Flip)” and “LMBYRS” are never too gratuitous as to interrupt the flow. “Leaving” is pure Discovery-era Daft Punk, with a strong kick-snare beat and phaser tweak. It’s just under nineteen minutes in length, but every track is a cut, and although Lancaster_ seems to have left, they’ve left us with the best. Check out Sunbleach‘s review of Press Play here, and listen to the music below: