Lowtemp is singlehandedly bringing cool back to dance music. The internet memes of kandi-coated juveniles throwing confused gang signs and sucking on lollipops fade into distant memory as Gramatik's Brooklyn-based label continues to churn out mature, sensual hits for cerebral, smoke-'em-if-you-got-'em adults.
In that vein, the ILLUMNTR duo of Bryn Austin Bellomy (lead singer of EXMAG) and guitarist John Russell stonily muses on the wreckage of a Prince-led studio session with Animal Collective and Brian Wilson. Hazily flowing through disparate movements of "GULF HYMN," we get a ton of looks around a shag carpeted, crushed velvet opium den housing a harem of unkempt cats. Oozing with sensuality and mayhem, this opus is the second single from Soul Sister, due out on Lowtemp in the very near future.
That's not all, the label continues to push with next week's release of Gibbz' Who Gibbz a F#@$? The debut album from another EXMAG fixture is poised keep the bar high. Keep 'em rolling, Denis.