Koreless takes an already gorgeous track and and spins it sexy through his silky remix machine. The result is so slick and lush that it’s sure to make your eardrums mess your monster beats. We featured this track on a Sunday Night Chill playlist, but it really deserves its own review.
Koreless has been a staple fixture in my music library, largely thanks to tracks like his captivating remix of “Late Nights” by Foals. He gives How to Dress Well’s “Cold Nights” a similar treatment to beautiful effect. I’m not sure if there is a night theme developing in his repertoire of remixes, but his music certainly plays well deep into the late night hours.
Koreless uses a sparse sense of composition that breathes life into his signature palate of wet, hang drum-esque cadences. The ambient textures and soft vocals make “Cold Nights” perfect for a post-club wind down. His meticulous production, muted synth pads, and melodic phrases that build and decay atmospherically throughout the song put my ears into a kind of coital paralysis.
At 19 years old, Koreless’ Lewis Roberts produces music with a richness and spaciousness that belie his age. It baffles me how organically rythmic and pulsing his music manages to be without the use of any drums. He just dropped an EP called Yugen that’s been getting a lot of attention (both here on Indie Shuffle and throughout the music blogoshpere at large). I for one am excited to follow the trajectory of his promising career; keep your eye on this young talent.