Fri, Mar 2, 2012, 00:00

Blondes RVNG Intl****

Blondes really do have more fun. Sam Haar and Zach Steinman, the duo behind Brooklyn’s Blondes, deliver an abundance of sun-kissed, deep, loved-up, hypnotic Balearic grooves that are ideally structured to give house’s bespoke ying and yang a far trippier, old-fashioned, slightly nostalgic spin. Obviously they’re not alone in applying non-traditional narratives and methods to the house rules drawn up in Chicago and Detroit, but what makes Blondes such an enticing proposition is the width and depth of their arsenal. Every track here comes swaddled in colourful, vibrant textures designed to put you in the midst of a fascinating mood- field. Tracks such as Lover, Wineand Goldare beautifully tricked out with lush ambient washes or eerie chants. For further excursions into the possibility of Blondes’ sound, check out the second disc with remixes from the likes of Andy Stott, Laurel Halo, Teengirl Fantasy and others.

Download tracks: Lover, Wine, Go