Sneaky Music is the new imprint from Andy Bird, the man behind the infamous Love Fever parties, and producer Ranacat. To kick off the new label they've chosen Silk 86 to roll out the honours with an EP that showcases Silk 86's evolution from the well received Clear Waters debut on Manucci's Mistress. The Pleasure Venture represents a compelling package of crisp production meets gritty warmth with a splash of that 80's sleaze. The Pleasure Venture EP leads with "Felicity", a production oozing with warmth from the offset. Hypnotic vocal cuts pepper throbbing pads and bass stabs giving way to a meandering melody that weaves in and out. On the flip, "The Exchange" fuses classic percussion of the Windy City and a zig-zagging pad sample hinting at low slung 7am sleaze. "Nightdrive" is when the freaks come out, as Silk 86 hits eerie vocal snips to a twilight swansong that will disorientate and delight.
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