The exciting Canadian artist moves to electro on her latest solo EP.
The robotic funk of the opener, "Feel U," sets the tone for an EP full of clattering rhythms that wander in wild directions. Its vocoder is one of the record's more emotional moments, a voice repeating the title over scrambling percussion. It's a heart-melting phrase, even atop the frosty production that dominates the EP.
"Sip & Savour" and "AK" work with wonderfully clunky and unpredictable drum patterns that move between deep and funky melodic elements. "Northern Lights" is as serene as the real aurora borealis, merging glacial synths with choir-esque pads. D. Tiffany's previous two records, on Pacific Rhythm and Coastal Haze, showed her prowess for emotional house music. Feel U is moodier, but its rumbling sub-bass and motorised synths unfold in a way that mirrors those releases.