Chicago's Anthony Attalla is the man behind the board for the label's first release
This is the first release on Leftwing & Kody’s new label Lost Audio, which has been set up to push the music of unknown and up-and-coming producers that send demos in to their more established Lost Records. The EP features two original tracks from Chicago-based producer Anthony Attalla, plus a remix by the label bosses of Devo.
First comes the title track. It starts with a percussive intro that's soon joined by an odd-sounding synth line, a galloping bassline and a couple of risers,. The vocal, when it does eventually kick in, is cut up into odd snippets and used like a piece of instrumentation - smattered throughout the track, it sounds very effective. There's a breakdown with more oddness, and the overall effect is very danceable. That's followed by Devo, which in its original form starts with a kick and hi-hat, which are joined by audio stabs and a killer bass tone. There are vocal samples as well and the effect is pleasurable.
Then it's time for Leftwing & Kody’s remix of Devo, which is a large one to say the least! It starts with percussive sounds, a kick and vocal snippets, which are then joined by a more complicated bass pattern and rhythmic, plucked guitar sounds. There's lots of off-beat percussion in play and the whole track is aurally interesting and very danceable. This mix has already had a premiere on Radio 1 from Danny Howard and is, it's fair to say, the main attraction on the release.
All three are great tracks and it's the perfect way to kick off a new label that has some big releases lined up for 2018.
Words: Danny Slade
Release date: 15 December
Review Score: 8