Based out of Minneapolis, Sunset Recordings drops a new release every Friday at 5pm, and as far as I know all or nearly all of them have a free/pay-what-you-can price point. In general with music I find you still do get what you pay for, but there are some terrific gems lurking around this ambitious label’s discography, albeit hiding behind incomprehensible titles and acts with nearly identical names. Tracks are short but often passionate, freeflowing and abstract, like the suggestions of tracks you piece together yourself rather than exquisitely crafted songs. A love of thin percussion, slow waves of synths and some Casio kitsch, I find myself getting lost in this music of pure sensation, like if Berlin scored softcore porn.
Published first in 5 Magazine Issue 138, featuring Dave Pezzner, Jeff Derringer, a tribute to Earl Smith of Acid House pioneers Phuture, mixes and interviews from Boorane, Jay Hill, Tim Zawada & more. Become a member of 5 Magazine for First & Full Access to Real House Music.