Today’s premiere comes on Lost Palms, a side imprint from underground stalwart Shall Not Fade. Lost Palms is set to release “Goin Good“, an EP by Salt Mines co-founder and lo-fi techno practitioner Rudolf C (soundcloud)—and, true to the imprint’s name, it sounds literally as if it’s aimlessly wandering a beautiful desert island, with nothing more than the sun in it’s face and the breeze in its hair.
The cut is ‘Da Mind Da Body Da Soul’, the A1 on this project. Dusty snares and halcyon pads fill the spectrum as the track begins to gather steam, slowly sprinkling in low-end pulses and flutters of a vocal sample that help give the cut it’s overarching shape. After a short breakdown that makes room for a pummelling bass line and crisp hats, the full presence returns to soak listeners in a truly balmy, and stomping affair.
Tracks like this don’t necessarily carry the weight to bring the house down at peak time; on the contrary, it’s the type of tune that can catalyze a dance floor early on to move away from the stresses of daily life, and to pivot fully into the aural journey ahead. This one is without question for da mind, da body, and da soul.