This is the kind of collaboration that really gets our juices flowing. On the buttons here is minimalist man of the moment Nicolas Jaar. The recipient of his wizardry? Another artist we’ve championed previously, the US producer Shlohmo (aka Henry Laufer).
Shlohmo released an EP entitled ‘Vacation’ in February this year to critical acclaim – and he’s now serving up a remix album of that EP, with the highlight for us being this track, ‘Rained The Whole Time’. The original is beautifully understated and contains a brilliant bluesy guitar riff, but Jaar breathes further life into the track and gives it yet another layer of abstract bombasity.
Even though the tune is extremely powerful, the music isn’t everything here and the dream team collaboration extends beyond the music makers. They’ve enlisted Video Marsh to produce this aptly fluid and introspective video. The brotherly film-makers Nic and Chris Bowen, who’s CV also includes work for Crystal Castles and Caribou, have given this tune the perfect visual experience.