Few artists make fringe soundscapes as powerfully accessible as Mila Journée. Channeling an eclectic array of leftfield sample chops and mangled synth hits into a highly danceable frame, the Brazilian artist’s four-tracker ‘Diving’ transforms Lo-Fi aesthetics into avant-garde dancefloor weapons with remixes by Lehar and Losless for Dessert 026.
‘Diving’ unleashes erratically pitch-shifting synth salvos that flare across its compact substructure of spartan grooves and electric stabs like bursts of energy in a malfunctioning machine. Losless’s rendition tames the beast, coaxing Mila’s exploratory synth work into a more stripped and cinematic structure of sub-heavy impacts and tearing saw waves.
‘Who Am I’ sets grating resonance and hybrid percussion to a compact groove. Pitching vocal stabs and discordant synth hits fearlessly explore the outer reaches of dance music and dissolve the borders between the club and the avant-garde. Lehar beautifully reimagines the track’s raw leftfield aesthetic as a nostalgic synth mantra set to an up-tempo drum groove.
Mila Journée takes dance music to its aesthetic limits, challenging listeners’ conventions and expectations. Incorporating uncommon concepts like dissonance and harshness into body-moving club tracks, ‘Diving’ pushes the boundaries of dance music while staying firmly grounded in unadulterated club energy.
You can now listen to the full premiere of ‘Diving’ by Mila Journée exclusively on When We Dip Radio. Enjoy!
Release Date: January 26th, 2024. Buy Here