Golden Features - Self-titled EP

Golden Features: Self-titled EP [Review + Stream]

Words by Jacqui Wonder. 

The debut, self titled EP from Golden Features is blowing up everywhere right now, with four experimental and completely original house inspired tunes featured on the slickly produced debut. I guess it doesn’t hurt to have a little mystery around your actual identity either, given the internet public practically lose their shit when they don’t know something; no wonder that the EP is almost up to 34,000 plays (and counting) on SoundCloud one week after being let loose.

We know this much; we can claim Golden Features coming from our golden shores right here in Australia and VAMP Music, the one’s promoting our mysterious producer are quoting (super legit) internet sources as saying “this cnt is gonna blow up like Flume did” and “this is the Australian version of Burial” – two not so shabby comparisons a week out of the gates (even if they did drop the c-bomb).

Identity and hype aside, you’ll be hearing these tracks get plenty of air and dancefloor-play. Opener ‘Tell Me’ has already been getting spins on triple j and features the Cosmo’s Midnight, Peking Duk and Emoh Instead favoured vocalist Nicole Millar. A deep and trippy soundscape perfectly offsets Millar’s sky-high chords and will easily fill dancefloors. A reverberating, arpeggiated, sonic sound greets you in ‘Factory’ – again favouring a deep house sound but slowed down and stripped of all vocals but a few grunts and moans.

‘Guillotine’ and ‘Maybe We are Different’ stand out as unique tracks in their own right (the latter being my pick from the EP), but Golden Features has developed a distinct stamp on all four, with high energy, deep house, bassy and sonic flavours featuring throughout. If this is the debut, I can’t wait to see what else our mystery man/woman has in store for us.

Rating: ★★★★ |

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