Son Of Sound – Machines On The Dresser

Artist: Son Of Sound
Title: Machines On The Dresser
Label: District 30
Cat#: DIST006
Format: 12″ Vinyl
Release Date: Dec. 16th, 2019 (estimated)

A1. Don’t Count On Me For Love
A2. Deep Tri-State (That Love)
B1. Truth Be Told
B2. Say More

Fresh off a collaborative release on Underground Quality under Grand Combo with DJ Jus-Ed and a solo EP on Patrice Scott’s Sistrum, Henry Maldonado (p/k/a Son Of Sound) returns on his home-grown District 30 imprint with 4 tracks of deep, New York City grit in Machines On The Dresser.

Don’t Count On Me For Love brings the energy you can count on during any peak session. This four-on-the-floor, boom-clap affair hits hard with plenty of Henry’s signature chops, loops, samples and builds. The subliminal “Don’t Count On Me For Love” vocal hook top-lines an infectiously deep and eerie, sample-heavy drum track.
Nothing but New York City MPC style hardness with this one. Deep Tri-State (That Love) crosses the bounds between deep house, sampled house, jazz-funk and techno with a hypnotic groove and dancers sensibility. Made with the baby-powder carrying “cypher” kids in mind, this track moves with syncopated twists and a deep, jazz-chord progression sure to keep plenty of t-shirts drenched in sweat.

Truth Be Told tells the truth in two parts. The beginning of the track opens with a serious 120BPM disco chop-up that hooks you right in and keeps you there. The track then gradually opens up with a sparse yet funky bassline, soulful chord progression, congas and more. Say More rounds out this EP nicely as it masterfully blurs the line between soul, deep-house, jazz and hiphop. Henry seriously shows his versatility with this track and hints on a diverse palette of District 30 releases to come.