The New Black – “1,000 Little Black Dresses EP”

Whiskey Pickle Records is beyond stoked to present the debut EP from Texas’ own cosmic-funksters The New Black. This slick production duo, comprised of Nathan Stewart and William Bowers, have a combined resume that includes releases on Kolour Recordings, residencies at the legendary Houston club night Dedicated, and support duties for the likes of Inland Knights, Fred Everything, and Chris Lum. The1,000 Little Black Dresses EP kicks off with the filtered funk stomp of “Stone Cold Groove,” which combines a soulful, earthly bass and a horn sample that unfolds under heavenly pads, leads, and arpeggios. The b-side, “Androids Are Sexy,” ups the tempo with a groovy synth bass as psychedelic found samples lend to its druggy, warehouse vibe. Rounding out the package, “Like I Can” utilizes a classic groove that pays tribute to the Brothers Gibb while bittersweet chords pulsate over sub bass and filtered vocal stabs. This is the sound of Whiskey Pickle Records celebrating the sounds of summer a bit early. Crack open a Tecate, squeeze some lime, and let the vibes flow through. ARRIBA! ARRIBA!
Nick Warren - “Groovy indeed.”
Tensnake - “Cool dance floor cuts!”
Sunshine Jones - “This is so welcome … it’s totally the time for this sound.”
Mark Farina - “I like it!”
Atnarko - “‘Like I Can’ is the one that does it for me. Nice one!”
DJ MFR (Transport Recordings) – “Nice package. Full support from me.”
Roual Galloway (Faith / Strobelight Honey) – “Strong collection of retro nu-grooves for a discerning dance floor.”
Inland Knights - “Nice release!”
Nick Holder - “Super fresh music … I’m feeling every track!”
Spettro - “Solid feel good groovers with ‘Stone Cold Groove’ and ‘Like I Can.’ Full support!”
Will SumSuch (DeepWit / Etoka) – “Nice hypnotic grooves here. I’m liking all three tunes.”
Tal M. Klein (Aniligital Music) – “Summer-sounding grooves indeed! Will be rocking ‘Like I Can.’” Stereo 77- “I need more of this … I love it!”
Thomas White (Natural Rhythm) – “Holy smokes, this is a dope project!”
Ulysses (Neurotic Drum Band) – “Solid, fun house tracks. I will play these for sure.”
Joey Silvero (Distant People) – “I love the disco style, those bass lines are doing it, and the drop is hot.”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) – “Whiskey Pickle is becoming one of my favourite labels … they always hit the spot! All three here are wicked. Club support, radio play, and word of mouth yelling about it is guaranteed!”
Stephen Glass (Headset Recordings) – “’ Like I Can’ has the kind of brain damage that I enjoy with my disco. Brain grooves! All are great for pool party season.”
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) – “Hyper discotek funk! Five stars are too little to rate this this EP.”

Available now from Juno Download and Beatport.