The track looks backward, alright, but way back in this case. The light drum track is accompanied by some finger-picked guitar, untrained vocals and (eventually) what sounds like a flute. It ain't the normal state of affairs. But, then again, this duo rarely settles for anything less. The track is a stunner—immediately identifiable, groovy enough to work on the floor and strong enough to work at home. That Kalabrese turns in a typically solid rework that pumps up the kick, adds some analogue quirk and doesn't sacrifice the delicate vibe is icing on the cake.
In fact, the only reason not to pick this up might just be the second track from Crowdpleaser & Ly Sander here. "XYZ" is a nice enough set builder that increases its intensity throughout. But it's the sound of the duo putting a square peg in a round hole: Leaning on dance music tropes has always been the appeal—if only to see how upend them. Here, though, it consists of squeak and bubble signifying nothing. It's a nice track to switch gears in a set, but it's also been done better.