Last year, was a big year for the Vancouver, BC-based producer and former DFA Records remix contest winner, Pat Lok. With over 1 million Soundcloud plays, and praise from the likes of DJs, bloggers and tastemakers; in fact, two singles, “Move Slow” and “Same Hearts” not only were released to critical praise, they got love from Vice’s THUMP and iTunes respectively. And if that doesn’t give you the sense that Lok is an up-and-coming producer and artist, check this out: his 2013 remixes of Cashmere Cat and Justin Timberlake, along with his own original single “Remember” received BBC Radio One airplay – and an AlunaGeorge bootleg, which was praised by the act received over 300,000 plays. And I have to add that Lok has played clubs across Western Europe, Mexico, Columbia, the US and Canada.
UK-based electronica/EDM label Love and Other Records will be releasing Pat Lok’s latest single “All In My Head” featuring Desiree Dawson. Reportedly, Lok had discovered Dawson as she was busking in their hometown of Vancouver. The slickly produced song consists of layers of cascading synths, complex percussion lead by handclaps and followed by four-on-the-floor drums paired with Dawson’s powerful and soulful vocals. Sonically, the song is a summery blast of house music that bears an uncanny resemblance to Octo Octa‘s Between Two Selves – the song has a bracing feel of diving into a pool on a stifling day. And yet, it’s an incredibly club-ready song.