Warsaw based duo Ptaki are proudly positioned as one of the ambassadors for Poland’s burgeoning underground scene. Their recent debut album for Transatlantyk was a prime example of their versatility in sample-based production, ranging from sun-kissed balearic to trap concoctions and balafon dub fusions. With an approach and sound that fully embraces their home country they have, in turn, helped put Poland on the map as a hotspot of creative activity, inspiring more like-minded producers to follow.
The A2 side of their new Antypody EP on People Must Jam, ‘Termy’, is the sort of sepia toned, sub-100bpm balearic jam that will elicit the melancholy nostalgia of whichever beachside Croatian festival you attended earlier this year. A seductive melody is wrapped around delicately strummed guitars, cavernous drums and a cascading reverb-soaked vocal line, passed through what sounds like the aural equivalent of Instagram’s lark filter. Even taken away from its ideal summer context, this one has the potential to direct some of the most stubborn club-goers toward the dancefloor when deployed in a warmup set.
‘Termy’ appears on the EP alongside two house numbers – the Daft Punk channeling ‘Milosc’ and jazzy cut-and-paste effort ‘Lotnik’ – while the sultry, late-night jam that is ‘Radio Roman’ closes the record out. You can listen to clips of the whole EP from PMJ’s Soundcloud.