Harry Nathan – ‘Sweet Release’ EP
It’s no secret Australia is home to some of our favorite acts in the world so it came as no surprise that we became instantly enamored by this EP as soon as it hit our inbox. Last week Sydney based Harry Nathan dropped a glimmering 4 track EP titled, ‘Sweet Release’ with exactly the kind of vibe we want at home as we wait for the pandemic to pass. The groovy EP has the sort of soulful, lounge-ridden flavor we just can’t get enough of. It’s relaxed and swanky… comfortable – like a pair of luxurious pijamas we don’t want to get out of.
“The Sweet Release EP is a loungey deep/disco house project. I always loved house music growing up, and was a big fan of labels like Defected, Nervous and Ed Banger. I would record live DJ mixes of fresh house cuts I’d discovered and give the cd’s to my mates. These days most house music is produced and mixed for functionality; to work on a dance floor. I wanted to create an EP that was a more lo-fi, laid back lounge version of deep and disco house...Making music that is ‘listenable’ as opposed to a ‘banger’ is very important to me. People used to ask me if my music was purposely lo-fi and I never understood what that meant. I eventually realized that my taste naturally gravitates toward a nostalgic, lo-fidelity sound. Most dance music these days is so bright and loud, mixed to slam. This doesn’t interest me. I just want to make music that I like and feels good.” – Harry Nathan