San Proper & D.
(Limited to 300 copies worldwide)
Released on November 27, 2020
A name, a man, an attitude, Amsterdam Dj and producer San Proper is one that needs very little introduction. His intricately minimal, yet highly musical productions have seen the light of day on Dekmantel, Perlon and Rush Hour Records alongside his own label, Proper’s Cult.
Now, this renowned crazy cat presents a new set of works, ‘Home’ EP with MUSAR Recordings.
Teaming up with drummer, producer and long-time collaborator, D. (real name Derek Van Beelen) who has also appeared solo on ‘Proper’s Cult’, the two come together on ‘Home’ to explore the genre of house; expanding it into new, idiosyncratic forms.
Across ‘Home’ EP, the flamboyance and quirks of San are deeply embroidered.
From the frenetically charged, punk-esque ‘Home’ to the mid-tempo trip of ‘Get On Down’, each see the musical talents of D. underpinning the cursive vocals and hardware slurs of Proper.
Whilst closing track ‘Licks & Tech’ provides an off-kilter take, pairing woody, linear percussive parts with sweeping and insidious modulations.
Tokyo’s very own ‘Watechno’ originator and MUSAR associate, Hoshina Anniversary comes through with a rework of ‘Home’. Flexing over San’s vocals with jazzy keys and native Japanese instrumentation, striking experimentations in-keep with the expansive nature of ‘Home’ EP.
All tracks written and produced by San Proper & Derek Van Beelen
Additional work on B1 by Hoshina Anniversary
Mastered by Sam John at Precise Mastering
Distributed by N.E.W.S. NV, Belgium
Design by Omri Malka