In addition to traversing the planet’s most dignified nightclubs and festivals in a perpetual circuit, Canadian couplet Art Department has been putting the finishing touches on their upcoming Crosstown Rebels full-length, and they’ve since dished out the first cut from the long-awaited album.
Teasing us with the pithy, two-fold bundle for their newly designated single, Sun Comes Up, No. 19 directors Jonny White and Kenny Glasgow set the stage for a hefty string of releases that will soon follow in 2014.
Whereas several deep house producers have deviated from the genre’s downtempo character as of late, Art Department maintain an unwavering artistic resolve. In formulating their latest composition, the two underground artisans revisit their more traditional accents: drowsy, repetitious basslines, pseudo-psychedelic chord progressions, and of course, Kenny’s compelling vocal arrangements. Strolling along at a lethargic 115 BPM, Sun Comes Up encapsulates those enchanting dancefloor moments at the cusp of dawn.
As an added bonus, Berlin-based breakout duo Mind Against supply a tantalizing remix to seal the deal on the EP. After stunning the underground community with recent releases on Life and Death, the Italian collaborators make an equally impressive debut on No. 19 with their tech-tinged revision of Sun Comes Up. Expanding upon the original’s minimalistic blueprint, their inventive upgrade features an integrated set of hi hats, splashy synth arrays, and a strong dose of 909 acid to assuage those analog fanatics.
If you like what you hear, pick up the Sun Comes Up EP right here on Beatport.