With a steady output and solid reputation among the who’s-who of the progressive four-on-the-floor set, NYC’s Westend is back to drop more hot goods to the masses. This round sees him showing up with a quick one-two EP for Country Club Disco, a follow-up to his remix for Codes on the same label.
On the stripped-down thumper “You Know,” Westend starts things off deep and rich. Going straight in with a beefy beat and mutant soundscape, this track feels like it was born for the wee hours of the night. Low and dirty, it features a warehouse bassline, murky vocal samples, nods to disco, and wildly spiraling synths. But that doesn’t mean the soundscape here doesn’t burst with tension and energy. The rhythms and grooves are hypnotic dancefloor gasoline, and they never quit.
Westend pulls off a solid sneak attack with “You Know.” This is the kind of track that seeps into the bones of the club and sweeps it away before anyone has even realized it. It’s just more proof of Westend’s prowess, and it will be another solid hit for Country Club Disco.
“I wrote ‘You Know’ earlier this summer, right after releasing some dark and heavy tracks on Club Sweat and Dirtybird,” Westend tells Insomniac. “Wanted to keep the eerie club vibe I had going while focusing on having a more consistent groove on the low-end. Fell in love with these vocals I found in Splice and whipped up the track in three sessions. Super stoked to release it on Golf Claps’ label, Country Club Disco, as I have always been a big fan of them!”
Available September 14 via Country Club Disco.