Balance family affiliate Courtesy of Balance drops their shoulder into the plow and find more treasures and artifacts turned up in the corn rows. We’ve covered a few of Snad’s releases, most recently the split EP with Jackson Lee on friend-of-the-friend-of-the-family Deep Club. Balance sublabel Courtesy of Balance finds Snad in strong stride with Avoidance, a three track EP dropping in March.

The title track is a slab of electronic slag with a really funky bounce to it. Every record with the Balance logo on it invites comparisons to the classic records from here and earlier in Chez Damier‘s career on Prescription, but this one really does sound like an underground b-side smash from one of the Class of ’92.

“Alabaster” is all flash and feeling, steely percussion giving a rigid backbone to a frenetic assault of bouncing synths and a glittering FX. This record is one of my sleepers for 2021. If you don’t know Snad by now, it’s time to do some homework.

Snad: Avoidance (Courtesy of Balance / March 2021 / 12″ Vinyl)
A1. Snad: “Avoidance”
B1. Snad: “Alabaster”
B2. Snad: “End Of An Era”

⚪️ Disclosure Statement: This record was not submitted as a promo.



This was originally published in 5 Mag issue 188: Rising with South African duo Black Motion, Chicago’s Dance Loud, Detroit vocalist Nikki O, Angel Moraes & more. Support 5 Mag by becoming a member for just $1 per issue.




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