We’re honored to premiere “On the Nod,” the first single off Kansas City producer Bryan Cox’s new album Portraits. Cox, AKA Soft Lighting, makes “languid, seductive pop” with traces of late 80s and early 90s dark house. “On the Nod” recalls the classic indie dance sound of Manchester’s Factory Records, the Tony Wilson-owned imprint that launched the careers of post-punk trailblazers like Joy Division (later New Order), Happy Mondays and the Durutti Column. The track begins with nothing but Cox’s washy vocal and a guttural bassline before gradually building into a wall of sound assembled from crunchy drum machine patterns and layers of lush, eerie analog goodness.
Soft Lighting’s Portraits is out May 21st via Synth Records.
STREAM: Soft Lighting – “On the Nod”