Wake Up! 006
Wake Up! records is proud to announce Rise and Fall, the debut EP by Ian Oakley, a new talent from Toronto. Skewing acid-tinged house with languid, lopsided grooves,Rise and Fall weaves a mix of dubbed-out elements into a unique, intuitive whole. “Thumbs” evokes a liminal space perfectly suited for late night cruises and hypnotized foors. “Rise and Fall” stays true to its name, a slippery bassline ebbing and fowing against a elegantly mellow beat. On the B-side, “Bug Jam” indulges Oakley’s electro side, while label co-owner Benjamin Brunn remixes “Rise and Fall,” reimagining the original as a spacious, kosmiche slow burner. Rise and Fall is a confdent debut, as potent in headphones as on the decks and a welcome edition to the growing Wake Up! catalogue.
A2: Rise and Fall
B1: Bug Jam
B2: Rise and Fall (Benjamin Brunn Remix)