Recorded over a period of five years following the disbandment of Late of the Pier, Sam Dust aka LA Priest emerges with his debut solo album INJI set for release on June 30th on Domino.
I got an advance listen of the LP, and new single “Party Zute / Learning To Love” is my favorite track. An abnormally long and dreamy introduction opens into a capricious first verse. The abstract and disjointed intro leads to a seductive bass line, however it does not start to take on the commercial dance music conventions until three minutes in. I use commercial in a good sense.
I applaud the craft and imagination that went into its production and its unique qualities, I can see it appealing to a wide audience based on its catchiness. It stands out as distinctively different and memorable enough to catch your attention. I’d be curious to see if the artist and label will choose to make a radio edit.
If you are like me and loved Calvin Harris’s debut album, this artist is one to watch. With nu-disco style synth pads and upbeat bass lines combined with the British male vocal of Sam Dust, this sounds a lot like a funkier, more modern take off of I Created Disco with dashes of Todd Terje, Hot Chip and early Daft Punk.