Last month FOF label released the EP ‘TV Dream’ by Jasper Patterson, AKA Groundislava, in preparation for his sophomore effort titled ‘Feel Me’ due out August 28th. Although I am not the biggest fan of the EP, I did enjoy the beautifully chilled title track. Steeped with mellow synths and a catchy hexagonal drum pad beat, Patterson crafts a rich soundscape with an 80’s synth-pop sound that had me feeling very nostalgic.
This week label mate Tomas Barfod remixed ‘TV Dream’ giving the track a darker sound by changing subtle elements like a heavier drum beat, some restructuring of the vocoder and peppering in smooth builds. Even with those changes, the 80’s vibe remains intact but I found Barfod’s remix had that extra push to chill and cruise. Both are great tracks, check’em out.