With early support from Richie Hawtin, Vanilla Ace, DJ EZ, and Amine Edge & DANCE, Los Angeles producer Sleepy Cat’s (pictured) History EP already has a quick start out of the gates.
Though grabbing influences from multiple genres, his style typically revolves around deep, percolating basslines and vocal snippets that have been strategically placed against infectious four-on-the-floor rhythms. His track Uptown off the EP leads with an off-kilter garage influence before dialing the bassline to teeth-chattering lows. It’s a modern interpretation of the traditional house genre, and sounds not unlike something you’d expect from the top dirtybird players on the scene now.
Both the title track from the EP and The Wild Things focus on a jagged tech house rhythm to drive each work, though they still keep the bass at the forefront. History inserts cheeky spoken interludes throughout that unfold like a lesson in music, or perhaps like a brief “history.”