If you’ve been keeping up with the wild world of Australian dance music for the last year or so, you’ve no doubt encountered the names L D R U and Yahtzel before. And even if you haven’t, you’re in for a real treat: these two up-and-coming producers have joined forces for The Only One, released yesterday (or was it today? how do time zones work?) as a free download.
Both of these artists tend to explore the tropical side of trap music, with Yahtzel’s loopy productions approximating the aural equivalent of the overgrown jungle terrain adjacent to L D R U’s chill, secluded beach vibes. When fused, their sound is lush and melodic, with polyrhythmic, tribal percussion patterns bouncing playfully off of syncopated synth stabs and pitched-up vocals.