Realizing that Saints & Sonnets was an idea birthed by impassioned soft porn enthusiasts helps explain that sensuous feeling one may get when listening to the label's releases. With catalogs perhaps half-destined as soundtracks for prurient encounters off the dance floor, the heads running the imprint have put together an impressive index of vinyl releases that already featured Detroit Swindle, Secondcity, and J.Cub. Now on their 13th cover, the mood comes from Ryan Bonfield—the Bristol resident who goes by the name of Artifact .
Coming a long way from his earlier releases which found their roots denoting heavy metal influences written within dance music guidelines, Artifact has proven to be that promising act that finds his medium pieced together by all his past musical endeavors. How Did You Change EP, a house-driven three tracker with two originals and one Huxley remix, is a rhythmic delicacy that fashions the UK's prominent house culture from the past and today. Packed with glamorous diva vocals, punchy percussion, and smooth bass hooks, this one has 'summer night jams' written all over it. Right before its official August 18th release, the people at Saints & Sonnets let EARMILK preview title track, "How Did You Change", featuring a vocal performance by Gates. Get a first glimpse of the release and enjoy the warmth and zest of Bonfield's sounds.
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How Did You Change
- Saints & Sonnets