musclecars ‘Shelter (Building It, Still)’

Artist: musclecars
Title: Shelter (Building It, Still)
Remixer: Ron Trent
Label: Coloring Lessons Records
Cat. #: CLR003
Format: Vinyl / Digital
Release Date: 17th September 2021
01 Prelude (Building It, Still)
02 Shelter (feat. Brandon Markell Holmes)
03 We Go Home Together

Ron Trent remixes musclecars.

The Chicago legend takes on ‘Shelter (Building It, Still)’ by the ascendant NYC duo, landing on their own Coloring Lessons Records imprint this September.

musclecars, composed of Craig Handfield & Brandon Weems, are staples in NYC’s House scene and beyond, through their party-turned-label Coloring Lessons, effervescent sets on The Lot Radio, and increasingly acclaimed productions. Following a series of releases on both their Coloring Lessons and toucan sounds, their newest offering, ‘Shelter (Building It, Still)’ burrows deeper into their love of grooving, soulful sounds, featuring a remix from Prescriptionco-founder Ron Trent.

Opening the release, ‘Prelude (Building It, Still) sees the duo combine gorgeous piano licks and intimate field recordings for a moving start to the EP. ‘Shelter’, which features vocalist and previous collaborator Brandon Markell Holmes follows, brings together propulsive synths and knocking drum work alongside Holmes’ captivating vocal performance.

‘We Go Home Together’ is a slab of beautiful deep house, bringing emotive saxophones, shuffling drums, and dreamlike pads together effortlessly for over seven blissful minutes. Closing out the EP is Ron Trent’s energetic remix of ‘Shelter’, which sees the veteran inject bouncing basslines, swinging percussion, and an evolving arrangement to the original track.