The sound of summer
With summer winding down, many of us are finding ourselves hanging on for dear life, grasping every strand of summer we can before it slips through our fingers and evaporates into fall. Here to help you hang onto summer for just a little longer is Swedish collective MLiR and their new track “People” off of their recently released EP Swedish Lo-Life. While “People” can be characterized as house music, MLiR (which stands for Modern Life is Rubbish), primarily uses analog instruments and samples, shying away from the synthesizers and electronic percussion that are common in house music. Bass guitar, Latin drums, electric guitar, hi-hat, snare, horns, cowbells, piano, and extensive vocal samples (from both humans and animals) are all built around the consistently thumping bass beat to make the song a more exotic affair than the average house tune.