Laid back house music
House music can be a tricky genre of music to get into. It’s great when you’re feeling energetic, when you’re out at night, and even when you’re exercising, but during other music-listening occasions, like walking to work or just hanging out at home, it can seem a little bit in your face and over the top. With his new track “Spyglass,” UK artist O’Flynn repudiates the idea that house music has to be loud, fast-paced, and generally annoying when you’re just trying to chill. While “Spylgass” includes the obligatory sustained percussion beats throughout, this track adds more than a pinch of jazz to its house foundations. Along with felicitously calm saxophone solos, subtle string plucks, and electronic clave-like clicks, O’Flynn adds Rhodes piano patterns that are so arrhythmic that they feel improvised and you don’t even realize they are being looped.