Brand new EP from Soft Rocks related project PROTECT-U drops on Vibrations records this week.
Following two 12′s for cult Washington DC label Future Times, rising stars Protect U move to Vibrations for this four-track EP of foggy analogue house oddities. “Wild Drift” opens proceedings with a flowing piece of arpeggiated machine funk, shifting through a myriad of hazy moods, whilst “Ultra (Basic mix)” utilises a conga led rhythm and aquatic bassline in combination with dramatic lead melody which evokes the complex moods of Legowelt’s finest.
This track is revisited on the flip, as “Slow Ultra” gives a reversion characterised by its shimmering, intertwining pads punctuated by a rich bassline. The EP is closed by “Bright After Dark”, undoubtedly the moodiest track of the bunch; foregoing the relatively rich melodies of its counterparts, it focuses instead on swampy atmospherics and an industrial squelch.