A chameleon in his output, The Cyclist experiments with elements not typically heard in dance floor-ready production for an impending 12″ on Tropical Animals. Only the second release on the nascent label to date, Boards of Chicago demonstrates how you can achieve dance floor heat and transport listeners to a dreamscape atmosphere far away from the club simultaneously.
Nowhere is this more obvious than on the titular cut. Not content with maintaining kinetic energy on the dancefloor, the trippy, mesmerising synth work brings about a calming element capable of inducing a trance-like state. Meanwhile, punchy vocals and fast-paced drums remind listeners of what their hands and feet should be doing.
Boards of Chicago is out now on Tropical Animals – buy the vinyl here.