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Exciting UK artist Mallinder is ready to blow in ‘23. Making his debut for Music To Die For with the exquisite ‘Play With Life EP’; a five track body of work which is his first EP release showcasing his varied styles.
Opening with the classically deep house of title track ‘Play With Life’, elements of organic house and deep prog weave themselves into the mix alongside super warm pads which envelope the track, while dreamy synths, off-kilter percussion chimes deliver a uniquely engaging late night, feel good interplay between tension and release.
Next up, ‘Risk & Reward’ takes his aesthetic a step further plunging into the liquid cool of hypnotic, warm prog with a tribal edge and pulsating beats and grooves to deliver dancefloor mayhem.
Clouds’ takes you on a much more melodic journey juxtaposing clever drumwork against cascading arps & bleeps, blissful airy pads and heart-pulling strings until a dreamy vocal creeps into the breakdown for an uplifting, joyous encore.
‘Summers Day’ takes things back to square one and heads down a deeper house path with a groovy bassline-driven workout featuring warm keys techy, syncopated percussive drum interplay – a combination which delivers bags of personality.
Finally, ‘Movements’ rounds out the EP with a more mature and uptempo prog sound offering up a more end of the night euphoric journey that leaves you yearning for more.
“I wanted to make music for me to play out, making tracks for all key moments in the arc of a DJ set from warm up to take off, through peak time and closing.” Mallinder
Release date: 2023-01-17