Music Mondays: Bosco EP by DEAD HEAT
Renown dance music label Life & Death returns to its indie roots with the release of Bosco EP by DEAD HEAT. Formerly known as Esperanza, the trio inject more of a chill, industrial, and psychedelic nature into their recently developed guise (think xx, NIN, and Grizzly Bear). In their first offering under the new name, DEAD HEAT have created an EP full of mystery, intellect, and raw emotion.
Title track “Bosco” opens the EP with a gorgeously crafted ballad that slowly chugs along a broody bassline. The highlight comes when arpeggiated strings and ethereal vocals sweep the track and provide a blended contrast to the darker percussive sounds. Lucy’s remix of “Bosco” adds lo-fi grittiness, deeper basslines, and an even darker edge to the original. Check out the official video below.
The B-side offering begins with “Dam,” a reflective track defined by gentle piano chords, worldly hi-hats, and a crisp bassline that goes down like a smooth malt whiskey. The most dynamic part of the song comes in at the 2:30 mark when distorted vocals add in dynamic atmospherics. Speaking of dynamism, The Field’s edit of “Dam” rounds out the EP, with an elegant interpretation of the original filled with shadowy soundscapes of the original. Check out the official music video below.