Eamon Harkin – Ataraxy [Fixed Rhythms]

eamon harkinEamon Harkin–1/2 of Mister Saturday Night Records and Nowadays in NYC–has released on such labels as Argot, Wurst Edits, Throne of Blood, Subway Series, Coastal Haze, as well as his own label. For this new 12″ on Fixed Rhythms, he delivers a balmy 4 track EP, simultaneously full of longing, bliss, and hope. Adeptly oscillating between techno and house, these ear-worm, tastefully catchy tracks will find themselves perfectly at home both on reopened, outdoor summer dance floors as well as on bedroom stereo systems. If you do find yourself on a reopened dance floor, you may end up shedding a joyful tear to one of these tracks.

“Hope This Year” has a bassline that could roll forever. Soaring synths, a tastefully intricate acid line, claps, and syncopated hi-hats. It’s fresh, but with an old-school house swagger. “Latin Class” cruises through outer space at light-speed right out the gate. Some definite Eurodisco influence can be heard on this one just as much as classic house and techno. Lots of spacey panning, perfect for the late night aural trip.

Flip to the B-side. “Ataraxy” has a funky and stabbing bass line, panned synth pings, dubby hi-hats, delayed-out pads and cosmic modular bursts. Spacey and jacky house at its finest. “People Are All That We Have” closes out the EP with a longer, heady, sensitive, emotional, beautiful journey of a track. Fitting anywhere nicely in a set, this one will definitely bring out the hugs on the dancefloor.

People Are All That We Have” drops Friday, June 11th on Fixed Rhythms. Limited edition of 300 copies on black vinyl.

text has been provided by the label.