Release date: 12-11-2017
Artist Name: Michel de Hey
Title: Smugglers Pants
Catalog Number: HEY!033
After releases on King Street NYC and Ovum Recordings, Michel de Hey is back on his own HEY! label and keeps it simple with a two-tracker inspired by his numerous visits to his favourite hangout in Amsterdam; Thuishaven.
On the heels of the re-release of some classic HEY! tunes by Michel and remixes by Stimming, Paul Kalkbrenner and more, this high impact EP is the perfect next chapter in the HEY! catalogue.
First up is ‘Smugglers Pants’, a perfect track to encourage you to close your eyes and let the bassline and melody do their job. The drums are supple, lively affairs and the keys are glazed over and kaleidoscopic, coming in and out and locking you onto the groove.
The excellent ‘Cinema Pants’ is “what cinema pants are… happy and tensive at the same time” says the label. It’s a tight yet funky track with pixelated stabs and coy bass that encourages you to cut loose. Well produced and arranged with real dynamism, it’s another winning affair.
Both these tracks are designed for the club and are sure to get big reactions when dropped at the right time.