It’s impossible to pin Antinote down to any specific style. The results are consistently intriguing too: marking its fifth anniversary, 2017’s Five Years Of Loving Notes is the closest we’ve had to a definitive distillation of the Parisian label’s sound. Based out of Tel Aviv, Alek Lee is the model example of this wide-ranging curation. His debut, Sfarot, turned Klezmer on its head, mixing the traditional Ashkenazi horns with psych and Balearic beat elements, and now the Israeli returns to Antinote with the latest EP.
Slung low and drawing from the same sonic palette as its predecessor, title track ‘Colors’ finds Lee sampling children once again, and to similarly bizarre effect. Heavy on the reverb, dubby atmospherics lend a mystique which hangs in the air like the smell of the Carmel Market, while the introduction of rolling djembe proves enlivening, gently ushering the track towards the dancefloor.
Colors is out May 14th on Antinote – pre-order the vinyl here.