If we were the Boss of Chillwave, we would tell everyone in our time zone they need to put away the ambien for like two days and crank their electronics up with more house vibes like the ones on this track. Because rhythm is a dancer, and don't ever forget it. Raziek is a French producer with a feel for polyphonic beats, and "Here I Am" is as tough as his Elmo: dark-minded, chainsmoking, probably does bad things in the night. The drum build-up in this black-lit jam is a slow-burner, smoldering into the outro, shades of soca in its rearview. You can get loose to it.
July 15, 2010