One’s mind usually wanders to European locales such as France or Germany when hearing dark tech house and techno vibes. Hailing out of Miami, Florida, Super Music Group’s mysterious Sluggers aim to change that perception with the EP they’ve released on OWSLA. The seven-track EP is titled Phantom Fade and includes four new originals plus remixes by Curses, Mark Starr, and Lazerdisk.
Dark, thumping bass can be heard throughout each track of the EP mixed with haunting vocals and minimal percussions. Sluggers have done a terrific job at creating a sound that blends dark and minimal beats with dance-inducing melodies. It’s a perfect blend that is usually hard to come by with some producers compensating too much for one or the other. A shining example of this balance is Lambo with it’s eerie chopped up vocals and industrial-sounding, bouncy bass lines.
Sluggers find themselves in great company as they are yet another relatively new artist that OWSLA has been able to corral into their ever-increasing roster of high-quality producers and DJs. While not much is known about Sluggers, we will be eagerly awaiting new releases as well as more info on exactly who these producers are. Grab a copy of the EP, out now on OWSLA’s The Nest, or stream the entire EP on their SoundCloud page.