Cromie's quietly become one of LA's most vital house producers. Following a killer debut for NYC-based label Peach alongside fellow Eastsider Sage Caswell (with a remix by none other than Kyle MF Hall), he's been patiently honing his craft. His unique, amped-up vision of house music comes into full view with his Amadeus debut, At Interfaces. Cromie, real name Nikola Hlady, is liberal with the soulful samples. In his case, they're simply a flourish to his fully formed productions. Take the title track. In the breakdown, he introduces a beautiful saxophone solo and the occasional vocal, but they serve only compliment the massive bassline and percolating pads which form the backbone of the song. With Onda, Cromie's melodic gift is on display. A vibraphone lead takes us down a path to some beautiful, nostalgic chords. The B-side is all fascinating rhythms, for the DJs. "Tariff" is pure peak-time business. For the closer, "Clear To Me," he's roped in James Del Barco, with whom he throws underground raves in LA. The B2, or 'inside cut,' mixes a hyperactive 2-step kick with a jacking snare and just the right amount of LA G-funk action, with a sampled diva sweetening the mix.
released July 28, 2016
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