DO I HAVE TO DO THIS EVERY TIME? ALL CAPS? EVERY WEEK? OK- WE’RE ON? WE’RE ON. HERE WE ARE, TUESDAY AND IT’S TIME TO GIVE YOU THAT ONE HUMAN, THAT SINGULAR SPECK ON THIS PLANET WHO’S DONE MORE FOR YOU THAN YOU KNOW. THIS WEEK LET US HOP TO PARIS- DREAM PARIS FOR US NEW YORKERS BORN AND RAISED [YOU EVER SEE THAT MOVIE WHERE THOSE POOR KIDS FIND THE GUN AND OWN IT BECAUSE COPS IN FRANCE ARE PUSSIES?]. ANYWAY, HERE: ANDREA- THE FIRST GUY I’M CALLING WHEN I NEED A COUCH TO CRASH ON IN THAT PART OF THE WORLD. THE PRODUCER WHO’S PUSHED ASIDE WHAT THE PARISIAN UNDERGROUND’S BEEN DICTATING IN FAVOR FOR AN EMOTIONAL CONNECTION WITH ELECTRONIC EMULATION. THE PRODUCER WHO’S MANAGED TO CREATE A LINE UP OF ORIGINAL GEMS, PEPPERED WITH SOME OF THE MOST AMBITIOUS REMIXES IMAGINABLE (COME ON, WHO TOUCHES AALIYAH- AND LIKE THAT?).
SLOW GRIND PROPHET: WHAT AFFECT DOES BUNDLING A BUNCH OF SINGLES INTO AN ALBUM HAVE ON TODAYS RELEASE CULTURE? IF ANY, IT’S A NEGATIVE ONE. ANDREA (MOONCHILD) KNEW THAT FROM THE START. BAITING THE HOOK, SINGLE BY SINGLE, RELEASED VIA SOUNDCLOUD, THE YOUNG PRODUCER HAS BECOME A PROPHET OF THE SLOW GRIND-MEANING NOTHING MAKES YOU MOVE LIKE THIS, NOT UNLESS YOU’RE TRAPPED IN A CAR THAT’S SINKING FAST. URGENCY IN SLOW MOTION: IT’S A BEAUTIFUL THING TO WATCH FROM THE SHORE.
Despite the fact that the dude lives with my Parisian dream woman, somewhat of his muse, and flaunts dashing good looks toppled with social charm (I assume)- I’ll sack up and tell you to envy the man behind the music, but not for those superficial qualities. Andrea isn’t a producer like you know. He’s not the kid who goes to school for composition without knowing how to slap a guitar or caress a piano. He’s essentially in-tune with a universal organization that comes to him from above, as if spoken by the higher power of an alcoholic in recovery. Moonchild is a musician; one who’s mastered theory fundamentals and taken them into electronic arena to demand that those in the EDM scene consider the more delicate parts of life- like flowers….
Now, now- it’s not like that. This shit will wake you up, but only if you know which single to set your alarm to. Touch on his radical dub moments and you’ll be sliding across the floor; a personal promise from me to you. Land yourself onto the timeline when the kid was feeling blue and soon you’ll find yourself contemplating your darkest mistakes. Beginning on ‘Another’ one of his original tracks that stands out to, not only me, but a litter of Soundcloud users who leave comments repetitively saying “chill” or “smooth”- I’ll take the time to point out that although he’s appropriated lyrics and other elements, the track’s hardly a remix. It’s organic and lives completely separate from any individual piece. So as far as I’m concerned, and you too, this is original work.
“It’s not my fault I fucked everybody here- it takes a bit more.” It’s unlikely that the first song you’re going to click to will be the single he put out for Ssence (his 1975 remix of ‘You’), but if it is, lucky you. You’ve just landed on a pinnacle moment that captures the human instead of the machine. It’s in this aura that separates Andrea from the sea of electronic producers who know how to twist a knob- it’s an aura that could, if it wanted to, bring a tear to your eye. Well now I sound like a pussy.
If there was ever a moment he bundled the singles it was due to personal request. I, you, we- NEEDED this on our ipods. You know what it feels like to wake up hating the day ahead of you. So snag ‘em, each and every one.
Grab onto one of his downtempo hip-hop tracks and you’re in another ballpark all together. What is depressed rap? Rappers get depressed? I guess that’s how you feel after a night of destroying your nose and fucking anything with a hole. So now, I’ll leave you, my dearest friends, with his latest: ‘Places’ which, in Soundcloud title, hints and the possibility of an EP/LP. Good day, sirs. @Dingusonmusic