Squire is pushing all the right buttons just now, as Mobilee welcome him back with ‘Birdie’. His new two-tracker, coming swiftly after his superb Einmusika hit ‘The Hidden’, stays true to his signature melodic and beat-driven vibe. Lockdown has seen a flow of exciting new work from Squire as well as a number of livestreams from the Barcelona based DJ/producer.
‘Birdie’: a pounding, relentlessly building chord riff with lots of percussion gets your body moving and your mind waiting for more, which arrives in style in the form of a lyrical male vocal swooping from melody to reverb-heavy portentous depths in several breakdowns, along with twanging strings and trilling organ notes. An almost mythical heft to the title track keeps you hooked throughout.
‘Hundred Falls’ foregrounds a strong bass riff and beat, as a subtle synth melody plays through them. The male vocal interludes on this track are assertive, sometimes almost harsh, and knowing, yearning; melancholy with an edge. A wall of intriguing sound with a single sustained breakdown ramping up the urgency.
Tastemakers rate Squire’s tracks and so do listeners, this EP will only establish him further, added to which he launches his own label ‘Ànims’ very soon. Watch this space…
Squire ‘Birdie’ is out now, you can get it here.
1. Squire – Birdie
2. Squire – Hundred Falls