You wonder if Noah Smith, bka Hard Mix, was locked in his room as a kid and forced to listen to only DJ Pierre records. Smith's ten-minute "I Won't Put Up/Trying to be Rude" arrives on the heels of another long-form disco bubbler, "I Wonder Why You Cry." This one weaves in fewer vocal samples and builds to a less ecstatic peak than its predecessor, riding like the middle of a story rather than a climax. At a performance last month, Smith wore a two-piece track suit. He looked ready to live in clubs.
Stream: Hard Mix, "I Won't Put Up/Trying to be Rude"