A dose of new music from Melbourne is always hard to ignore, so when it involves the debut release of both producer and label, it jumps straight to the front of the queue; especially when the mastermind comes highly recommended from a few local friends. Parallel People is the label and Winters is the producer, also part of the collective who are releasing his first EP, titled Sometimes For You But Mostly Just Because. A well known figure in Melbourne music but not someone who’s been keen to grab the limelight til now and on the evidence of thos debit, it’s difficult to understand why he’s waited so long. Four tracks of jazz and soul-informed house productions, with Rhodes, synths and live percussion illustrating shifts between melancholy, cautious optimism and joy.
Winters is no slouch with his track names either. Like dapples of sunlight breaking through the ferns in Sherbrooke Forest east of Melbourne, our premiere from the EP possesses the keys work of Takuya Matsumoto, the live percussion of Leon Vynehall and the synth work of early Floating Points. One Melbourne expat living in London now calls Winters their best kept secret. Sometimes For You…might not help retain that for much longer.
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