Emerging from the depths of Melbourne, AUS are Allan McConnell and Finn Rees who are known for their electrifying fusion of electronic, soul and jazz and their signature dense synths and driving basslines. Out now via Exist Recordings, comes Close Counters’ new REFRACTIONS EP. The three-track-project is filled with Groovy House jams that will get you shuffling without a doubt. The Australian duo really shook it up on this one and I love what I’m hearing! Enjoy their REFRACTIONS EP below now.
“The songs were written over the last couple of years following our move from Hobart to Melbourne and was made possible with the help of a number of collaborators, including our live band members Elle Shimada, Lucky Pereira, Paul Bender (Hiatus Kaiyote) on bass, and featuring vocalists Laneous and Wallace. We produce dance music that reinterprets styles of house, disco, funk and broken beat, adopting the spirit of Melbourne soul. The music reflects its origins: combining the instrumentation of a 70s funk rhythm section with modern production, dense layers of analogue synths, Latin percussion, and a flare of jazz harmony. Artists such as Detroit Swindle, Harvery Sutherland, Moodyman, Kaytranada, Motor City Drum Ensemble have inspired our latest work. The result is an infectious, uplifting array of dance tunes.” – Close Counters