Dig the warped dance music from local trio Beat Detective’s two news records (Climate Change & Boogie Chillen/Hills of Cyprus)
Beat Detectives are a warped three piece that are, at least partially and for the time being, are a somewhat local product. But their flyover status hasn’t slowed them down in releasing some of the best mutated dance music this side of the milky way over the last few years. Their latest efforts are Climate Change, a LP out on Not Not Fun, and Boogie Chillin/Hills of Cyprus, a double CS out on British label Where To Now?. BC/HoC is called a mixtape, and has that feel. Like a scrambled radio signal from some distant planet, the double tape is a kaleidoscope of synths, drum beats, vocal chirps, samples and general chaos that both locks into a groove and scrambles your brain. Climate Change is a bit more nuanced, and many of the songs have a tighter feel that leans more towards club banger than alien rave. That isn’t saying it doesn’t stretch the boundaries of reality, in the best ways possible, but it feels more like a concrete document compared to the sketches of the mixtape. You can sample and buy both below, immersing yourself in the wobbly, distinct, creative and wacky world that Beat Detectives create.