Krystal Klear and Sarah Davachi
The week’s best new electronic releases, plus interviews with Irish boogie/house specialist Krystal Klear and synth explorer Sarah Davachi.
It’s only April, but already it feels like the contenders for this year’s summer anthems are beginning to emerge — that makes a show like First Floor even more valuable, as host Shawn Reynaldo drops in every week to highlight the best new electronic offerings. On this episode, he’ll be chatting with Irish producer Krystal Klear, whose new track “Neutron Dance” seems poised to be one of 2018’s biggest tunes. He speaks about his latest EP, The Division, discusses the personal importance of putting something out on Gerd Janson’s Running Back label and reflects on his recent move to New York and his love of the city’s dance music history. Also stopping by is Canadian electroacoustic experimenter Sarah Davachi, whose latest album of floating melodics, Let Night Come On Bells End the Day, just arrived on the Recital label. She talks about her relocation to Los Angeles, her recording process and the relationship between her academic work and the music she makes. Aside from the interviews, there’s also a premiere of a track from Will, the forthcoming new album by British producer Matt Karmil for Smalltown Supersound.