If the phrase lo-fi house music strikes you as a contradiction in terms, check out this sumptuous new EP from Two Tail & Quiett. Released by Hush Hush on Friday, the combo of Two Tail (Machester DJ/producer Ted Scoltock) and Quiett (Denver duo Sam Leffers and Kevin Hake) couldn’t be any tighter if they grew up together.
Of course they’re not the first to produce house music with an understated indie vibe, but what’s striking about these three new numbers (plus one remix) is how solid they are as pure house tracks. The fact that they’ve sprinkled surface noise and distortion all over this vocal house disc only makes the work more absorbing.
Quiett’s Leffers and Hake first connected in high school back in Fort Wayne, Indiana. They come by their interest in lo-fi house collaboratively. Leffers is the hip hop/jazz fan. Hake’s collection features more emo, folk, etc.
It doesn’t sound it, but this is their first proper release. The decision to hook up with 20-year-old Ted Scoltock was clearly a good one. (The trio are members of the multi-genre Outsourced Collective, a project launched by Scotlock and fellow Mancunian Aleks Zurawski.)
All names worth keeping an eye on.