Premiere: 'Your Mind' - Gledd
Due to be released on vinyl March 15th is the latest EP from Mexican based producer and DJ Gledd. Following on from his previous releases ‘Twistin’ released via Nomada records and ‘On The Afro Funk Trail’ via About Disco Records.
In ‘Soul Shapes’ (released on wax via Masterworks Music), Gledd continues his style of producing funk, disco and soul infused, infectious dance music. Opening track ‘I Just Want You’, starts with a steady 4-4 that quickly develops into a funky affair of soulful vocals, a top shelf brass section and a attentive lesson on the keys. A nice introduction to the producers 3rd EP and the perfect track to lay the blueprint for what’s to come on the disco directed 12”.
Continuing this trend in ‘Light of Florence’ and ‘Of Rainbows’, Gledd showcases his ability to create slow, suspenseful buildups that gradually rise in tempo, tone and detail, until they are ready to breakout into a full scale affair on the dance floor. Perhaps what’s most impressive about Gledd’s production is his ability to curate the perfect ensemble of instruments and sounds, tie them together and create music that is perfect for any backyard, bedroom or club. As a producer his influencers are clear in Soul Shapes, his rich love for funk and soul music shines through in each track, adding an extra foreign touch to an artist born in Italy and now living in Mexico.
Gledd’s final track on the EP and the tune that Figaro has the pleasure to premiere below, comes in the form of the disco-mover ‘Your Mind’. Drawing on Chic-esque wah-wah guitars, tidy drums and another signature vocal, Your Mind gets the blood pumping and body moving quickly. The funky demeanour of the track makes it the right tune to get bums off seats and onto dance floors, a Figaro favourite and one that we will be incorporating in our sets for many moons to come.