Portamento levitates on his latest single “Reaching Out (For a Friend).” The UK-based DJ/producer strips back house music to theory and redesigns the foundations of a four-on-the-floor beat via organic instrumentation.
“Reaching Out (For a Friend)” is quietly kaleidoscopic. An easy listen veiled by mathematic sound design and complex polyrhythms, its psychedelic undertones never threaten to compromise its charming modesty. A tapestry of organ pianos, steady synth punches, and hushed vocal samples mesh together seamlessly to conjure a sound so melodic it verges on the side of surreal. Listen for yourself below.