Harmonious Discord 045 Josiah Fontenot – Lazy Brute
June 16th, 2016
2. Lazy Brute (Iván Dbri and Rocko Remix)
3. The Cold Winter Wind
4. The Cold Winter Wind (Tobor Rellik Remix)
5. Knight Moves
**Artwork by Cory Hubbell
***Mastering by Brad Dale
Josiah Fontenot first made an appearance with an oddly spacey tune on 6th installment our annual compilation Discordian Dreaming under the moniker El Natured. Since then he has been sending us collections of blissful hardware recordings that pay homage to some of the most defining sounds of the early 2000’s. We are excited to share with you his first full EP under his true name. Lazy Brute is a collection warm analog offerings with many beautiful shades of imperfection.
The collection starts off with the original of Lazy Brute that provides us with some full frontal distorted drum work alongside some well-tempered acid lines. The original progresses into a fully flourished set of conjoining melodies and accents that define it as a proper head trip. Mexican resident by way of Canada Ivan Dbri partners up with Rocko to take the forward nature of the original and put it in the context of New York signature house sound. With hints of garage and an earth quaking bass line the remix gives disciplined structure to the abstract nature of the original. The Cold Winter Wind changes directions to a minimally constructed, bell-driven deep house vibe. Remnants of early Jeff Samuel and Villalobos works flutter around with artistic, playful synth and drum accents. This tune rides the barrier of techno house in a way that will compliment many of our multi-genre artists. For the remix, we hired on Texas staple Joshua Kynd under his deeper moniker Tobor Rellik. Josh give the original a playful tech house bounce while keep the mood light and melody driven. Heavy attractions enter the arena as the piece moves forward, this will be a great tool to get the floor full. Our last selection Knight Moves is more of a proper tech-house workout complete with heavy basslines and 1980’s accents. Lots of strong progression and pitch bent pads for keeping the dancefloor “tubular”. Expect to hear more from Josiah and friends in the upcoming year and look for Beatport now on every dance/music site!