Lexington, KY producer Ellie Herring just released “Why’d You,” half of a double-single release out now via Race-Car Productions. We’re happy to have the stream here for you to listen to as well as some words from the artist herself about her work:
“Why’d You” is an upbeat number whose cadence makes me immediately recall the more lively Caribou tracks that I hold so dear. A vocal sample (“why’d you?”) is the center of a rhythmic-yet-spacey introduction which builds into a throbbing bass hum and a mix of spoken and giggling vocal fragments. My favorite part of the track is around 2:00 when the percussion drops out to reveal a patch of synth chords which sound almost like vocals à la Oneohtrix Point Never (before immediately plunging back into the furiously rhythmic segment). All in all, this is an interesting and invigorating track – my only complaint would be that I absolutely hate the crash cymbal sample Herring is using. Sounds like a toy drumset, man.