Chicago’s Only Children were first featured here on Binary with their fantastic remix of Hey Champ’s ‘Cold Dust Girl’. They’re just one of a handful of acts from the windy city that seem to be developing a real core of talented, traditionalist dance producers. These are not your average bloghouse wannabes. Between these guys and Bit Funk alone, I think the Chicago dance scene can rest easy.
I’m very excited today to be premiering the first track from their new EP. Its a very nice rework of Prince’s classic “When Doves Cry”. There’s just enough of the original in it to make people get excited, but in reality, this track is a wholly original piece. It’s built for a middle of the night groover set, and I can imagine this track getting passed around to DJs all over.
If you’re into it, and want to find out more about how to get ahold of the whole EP, just head on over to Only Children’s Soundcloud Page.
Disco flavored tracks can at times come across as very cold, as often they’re sparse and filled with icy reverb. Much like with their remix of Hey Champ, Only Children craft a track here that feels incredibly warm. I wish I had a better descriptor, but warm is just the best word here. The fat, heated bass does the trick and really pulses the song along.
I’m not sure whether or not they were going for a specific emotion or vibe here, but I think they’ve achieved a pretty unique feel with this song. They’ve managed to take Prince’s otherworldly howling, and place it within a song that is wrought with sexual tension already. The result? Well, a song that’ll make a dancefloor seem pretty desperate.
There’s a level of mystery and fantasy, mostly due to the pleading, almost primal nature of the vocals. I think the picture above completely illustrates what this feeling LOOKS like. Listening to the song I can’t help but get lost in a dream of faceless bodies, contorting around in places I’ve never been before.
Great track… Once in a while we gotta give you guys something to get everyone a little sweaty right? Go pick up the whole EP, and as I mentioned, keep your eyes out on the talent thats brewing quietly in Chicago.