San Soda ‘Track One’ (We Play House)

Sometimes record shopping can be a genuinely magical experience. Not very often, but sometimes. The act of walking into a buzzy record store on a hot summer’s day with no idea what you want can create the perfect set-up for the perfect ‘find’. I had that experience a couple of weeks ago, at Sounds Of The Universe in London.

My ‘find’ that day was this future classic, off the ‘Evaluation Of The Evidence’ EP by Belgium’s San Soda. Who are San Soda? I have no idea, beyond knowing it’s one young dude named Nicolas Geysens. What I do know is that this is the kind of chordal perfection that is so often promised by house music, but seldom delivered. In fact, I don’t even know if this is house music. There’s no 4/4 kick, no overwrought crescendos, just those lilting, perfect chords over and over again, together with the most staggeringly epic and pitch perfect arrangement you’ve ever heard.

If I heard this record at 4am on a dark dancefloor (especially whilst “tired and emotional”), I think it would leave a pretty indelible impression. I seriously cannot stop listening to it (the rest of the EP’s pretty nice as well: raw-ass house a-go go).

It’s only a matter of time before everyone starts freaking out over this. I’d buy it now if I were you…

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San Soda ‘Track One’ (We Play House Belgium) by cmjct


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