Michigan’s Spectral Sound continues a run of excellent releases this month with ‘Outta Sight,’ the lead single from Osborne’s forthcoming longplayer. The track was previewed last year as a secret track on Ghostly International’s ‘Idol Tryouts Two’ compilation, but now it is revealed in all of its eclectic glory, simultaneously bringing to mind Miami’s glitzy techno variants, the more straight-ahead minimal of Spectral’s main stable, and, in a way, even the South American flavored funk of mash-up king Diplo. The result is a festive mix of piano chords, tropical percussion and a stuttered vocal sample that will be equally suited to late-night summertime dance parties or daytime raves.
The vinyl version comes with an exclusive Luke Vibert remix featuring his signature acid-tinged synth freak outs, warped vocals, flute swells and huge beats that completely mutates the original track into an undulating techno beast. It’s a surefire summer hit. On the flip, TNT, Osborne’s collaboration with fellow Spectral artist James T. Cotton, turns in the excellent ‘L8.’ Cotton’s filtered synths and clipped beats are the perfect foil for Osborne’s decidedly cleaner productions, and the track delivers. It’s a wonderful storm of freaked keys and pitch-bent cymbals underpinned by warm pads and a driving electro rhythm perfect for pleasing an already warmed up crowd. Cop this while it’s hot, and get that summer dance party started up right!
Tracklist: Osborne/TNT - Outta SightA1 Osborne - Outta Sight
A2 Osborne - Outta Sight (Luke Vibert Remix)
B1 TNT - L8