Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Photo by Irina Werning

I'm a few days late, but here is the better-than-expected (read, amazing) new single from Ed Banger's SebastiAn, Embody. Though his remixes have been stellar, after the questionable (read, kind of boring) solo showing on the Let the Children Techno compilation, there were worries that his long-awaited debut album was going to be a bit of a disappointment. The release of Embody has proved that those worries were horribly misplaced. The song, a glorious piece of downtempo filter house (filter funk?), is true to the old-school SebastiAn while remaining firmly rooted in today--it's an homage to house's honored years gone past while remaining wholly modern. Plugging along at 105 BMP, it grooves and swoops, decorated with a sexy funk bass line. This isn't the type of music you're going to lose your cool to, it's the kind you use as the soundtrack to your freshest-feeling moments. The accompanying video, directed by SO ME--who is arguably the most consistent of all the Ed Banger artists--wholly embodies this freshness. This kid, whoever he is, is the flyest kid on the block. Or your girlfriends block, or your best friend's block, or your cousins block, or your grandma's block or hell...anywhere.

The Embody EP is out April 4th (big, big day for Ed Banger it seems). SebastiAn's debut album, Total will follow on May 30th.

SebastiAn - Embody by edbangerrecords
*Though this is just a Soundcloud stream, I assure you you can find a download somewhere. Just be crafty and go look. It looks like there's been takedowns, and since I'm not one of the lucky few to have been sent a promo copy (powers that be, please get me on that list), I'm not going to illegally host.

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