Perth-based Sid Pattni’s bold new track flows like a hessian sack filled with vegetable soup down a flight of stairs. The second release from Pilerats Records – after Sable’s ‘Feels So Good’ – is a lush, carefully cultivated track. The slick production continues the extensive layering of his previous tracks, melding electro, r&b and soul, and reveals his background in drumming – incorporating the drum pad, snares and kicks.
After a slow introduction, the lovely Melbournian Megan McInerney, a.k.a Meg Mac, launches the track with her shiver-inducing vocals. Pattni’s taste in collaborators is superb, and the powerhouse soul pop of McInerney (known for her stompin’ hit ‘Every Lie’) injects impetus to the mellow beats.
Pattni, a fresh addition to what Harley Streten christened the ‘Australian sound,’ had a cracking 2013. He was nominated for the WAM Song of the Year for his single ‘Mr Alpha (feat. Whiskey Winter),’ released his debut EP ‘Le Vidé’ (which was mastered by one of my favourite local beatmakers Rob Shaker), worked on production for JJJ sweetheart Kimbra, and provided live support for the likes of What So Not and Ta-ku.
Alice Cooper once said that music ‘doesn’t come from your brain, it comes from your groin. It’s sexual. It’s tribal.’ Like a time-travelling wizard, he may well have been speaking in reference to this song. The sensory overload of the ethereal, textured future soul is so sexual it’s almost indecent, and one could see oneself gyrating one’s way through this at 3AM on a Saturday morning high as a kite.
The track is like a Toyota Yaris. It’s not too fast, but it’s got handling, and with the fluidity of a nineteen-year-old Latino girl, it is worth a look. You won’t get your rave on, but you’ll dig it nonetheless.
By Samuel J. Cox