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Shelter (Building It, Still) by Musclecars

The Chicago legend, Ron Trent, takes on Shelter (Building It, Still) by the ascendant NYC duo, landing on their own Coloring Lessons Records imprint this autumn.

Shelter (Building It, Still) by Musclecars. Photo by Coloring Lessons Records Photo by Coloring Lessons Records

Musclecars, composed of Craig Handfield & Brandon Weems, are staples in NYC's House scene and beyond, through their party-turned-label Coloring Lessons, effervescent sets on The Lot Radio, and increasingly acclaimed productions. Following a series of releases on both their Coloring Lessons and toucan sounds, their newest offering, "Shelter (Building It, Still)" burrows deeper into their love of grooving, soulful sounds, featuring a remix from Prescription co-founder Ron Trent.

Opening the release, "Prelude (Building It, Still)" sees the duo combine gorgeous piano licks and intimate field recordings for a moving start to the EP. "Shelter", which features vocalist and previous collaborator Brandon Markell Holmes follows, brings together propulsive synths and knocking drum work alongside Holmes' captivating vocal performance.

"We Go Home Together" is a slab of beautiful deep house, bringing emotive saxophones, shuffling drums, and dreamlike pads together effortlessly for over seven blissful minutes. Closing out the EP is Ron Trent's energetic remix of "Shelter", which sees the veteran inject bouncing basslines, swinging percussion, and an evolving arrangement to the original track.

Musclecars - Shelter (Building It, Still)
Release Date 17th September 2021
Label Coloring Lessons Records

Tracklist
01. Prelude (Building It, Still)
02. Shelter (feat. Brandon Markell Holmes)
03. We Go Home Together
04. Shelter (Ron Trent Remix)



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