Dam Swindle ‘Minor Fools EP’

Artist: Dam Swindle
Title: Minor Fools EP
Label: Heist Recordings
Cat. #: HEIST077
Format: Digital / Vinyl
Release Date: 20th October 2023
1. That’s Right
2. Minor Fools
3. Soul’s Lament

Iconic duo Dam Swindle return to Heist with their three-track ‘Minor Fools’ EP.

Last year, Heist Recordings label heads Dam Swindle marked ten years in the game with their much loved ‘Keep On Swindling’ series. It was yet another vital project from this ever-evolving pair, which showed they can do leftfield electronics as well as floor-filling house grooves. Now, they head back to the club with three expansive and colourful new cuts.

Opener ‘That’s Right’ has Dam Swindle in full live mode and recalling their classic ‘Call of the Wild’ feat. Jungle by Night with its live keys, bass, and percussion, plus horns from trumpet guru Bo Floor. It’s a heartwarming piece of music that takes you on an electrifying, feel-good trip through Dam Swindle‘s unique sonic universe. The superb ‘Minor Fools’ then finds the pair in old-school US house territories with shuffling hats, a bouncy bass, and male vocal chops laying the foundation for some crunchy jazz chords. The haunting organ melodies, smart modulation in the keys and building tension make for another effective yet sophisticated house sound.

‘Minor Fools EP’ ends with a different look – the dreamy and contemplative ‘Soul’s Lament,’ a slow burner that builds on a relentless rhythm of bells and skipping hi-hats. Gradually, a massive string section takes control, after which an acid line takes over that gives the track its driving electronic touch.