Tomu DJ - Dream About Fruit
Hyperactive club material
Tomu is an emerging DJ and producer from Oakland, tightly affiliated with party crew Girl House. While her past production efforts have been deconstructed club jams and post-everything ballroom edits, her latest release, Dream About Fruit, is somehow both more straightforward and less predictable: 2 relentlessly banging 150bpm instrumentals, without a hook or sample in sight. The only description on the digital release is "West coast electronic music", and though that might sound intentionally vague, I like to imagine it's a brand new style still emerging from the petri dish of global club sounds in 2020.
Banana is like an over-cranked gqom track: rolling, chunky snares, bouncing bass, vaporous synth clouds, and a non-stop ADHD synth arpeggio like something out of a long-lost Sega Saturn soundtrack. Orange boasts syncopated footwork kicks caught up in a whirlwind of polyrhythmic percussion: flanged hats, soca clanks, electro snares, and spinback cuts. Both tracks are mixed loud + tight, leaving plenty of space for every hit. Playful, high-energy bops guaranteed to get stuck in your brain. Can't wait to hear more!
- 1. Banana - 5:58
- 2. Orange - 3:24