Safeword only play it safe in name alone. The San Fran duo specialise in what goes on beneath the surface, bringing musical maturity, song progression and inventive instrumentation to the fore.
For their second Mobilee outing, Safeword have delivered one of the most memorable melodies of the year on “Elephants”; it evolves from classic minimalism, through a bare kicks-n-claps, to colour-drenched instant classic that will defy genre borders and unify dancers during many a sunrise set. On “Himalayas” Safeword gaze skywards for some cosmic tech-disco inspiration, and “PinBalls” keeps its feet on the ground with some heavy kick drums and straight-up dancefloor soul. “Tennis Courts” rounds out this diverse EP, with flurries of back-and forth synths and a fluid bassline.