Our first premiere after Christmas is one from an emerging talent hailing out of Boston. Steve Darko made his debut on Claude VonStroke’s Dirtybird with his Fried Or Fertilized EP, and since then he has went on to mix the labels Dirtybird Campout, an album that also included his original track Switch It Up.
Now returning to America’s leading house imprint, Darko puts out a pair of impressive club cuts in Whistle Work and My Hood, together making up the Firecracker EP. We premiere the latter inclusion, My Hood.
The track is a slow moving tech groover with a relaxed sound, brought on by the drowsy vocals and almost psychedelic aura that Steve instils. It’s an extremely versatile production, sitting between the realm of downtempo house and straight up dancefloor stompers.
Steve Darko’s Firecracker EP will drop December 28th on Dirtybird Records.