Butter Side Up Records welcomes back Liquid Earth for Deputy Dog, his second EP on the label. It arrives in early May and once again explores a sublime and spaced-out club sound with original artwork by Cleymoore.
New school mainstay Liquid Earth last appeared on this label in the summer of 2020. Since then, the LA-based artist has continued to bring his sound to labels like Kalahari Oyster Cult and his own Liquid Earth Physical. He mixes up elements of the OG 90s tech house sound with fresh West Coast feels, infectious analogue grooves and a real understanding of dance floor dynamics.
This new EP continues that signature sound with opener ‘2 The Dance Floor’ bringing tight, punchy drums and swirling cosmic pads that make for a cinematic trip. ‘Deputy Dog’ gets more unhinged with its wild modulated leads bleeping and squeaking over brushed metal drums and a fat bassline. ‘Rim City’ continues to up the ante with party-starting energy coming from quick, slick drums and jungle breaks, raved-up chord patterns and subtle trance vibes. It’s a brilliantly busy arrangement to really make the floor cut loose. Last but not least, ‘Feels So Good (As It Should)’ locks you into a deeper, more marching groove that’s coloured with muted neon pads and cosmic motifs.