The Brooklyn duo draw from classic '90s house on this fun, upbeat full-length.
Sherburn and his production partner, Julian C. Duron, are pals with roots in Brooklyn's creative underground. Their music has landed on house labels with a mellow, melodic sound: 1080p, Let's Play House, 2MR and Public Release, the label releasing eboys. The LP is a smooth and occasionally trippy house record filtered through the group's freewheeling style and Hackworth's high-pitched sax playing. Sherburn and Duron seem especially inspired by Masters At Work, and several shades of the duo's sound surface on eboys.
While cycling through their favorite sounds, Earth Boys keep you on your toes. Breaks appear regularly, like on "The Intro," a fun, kitschy track that kicks off the album with Hackworth's welcoming sax. The LP's other modes are no less enjoyable. "Bossa Nova Gang" is deep house-tinged funk. "Don Cado" and "The Outro" toy with early '90s chill-out and ambient. On "I'm Amazing," the sax surfaces on a stripped-down mix of a synth and bass drum that recalls classic deep house. earth boys sounds like the result of two house heads geeking out in a messy, smoked-out studio—it's warm, personal and compellingly upbeat.