It's Friday today (finally) and that can mean only one thing for all of us: tonight is party night! That's why we are introducing a special release today to all you club heads out there, but first a short history course is in order. Just 2 years ago Steve Mizek, better known to the world as the man behind the amazing cult-defining dance-music authority Little White Earbuds, was launching his own label straight out of Chicago. The uniquely titled Argot came into being with a strange and beautiful release from Amir Alexander that announced the label's output to be one "guided by quality rather than style" and it's mission to provide "a kinship through a shared American experience". In the years that followed, Argot kept amazing us with an original selection of music from fellow American artists such as Octo Octa, Chase Smith, The Black Madonna, Gunnar Haslam or Pittsburgh Track Authority to name a few. Last year, the label expanded it's roots deeper into the underground with an utterly fresh sub-label called Tasteful Nudes and also took the Stolen Kisses imprint under its wing.
Returning to our main point of interest, the 10th Argot pressing finds Eamon Harkin returning in full force this month after a 2 year studio hiatus. Originally from Ireland, Eamon relocated to New York where he made quite a name for himself as a producer with a handful releases on Throne Of Blood, Subway Series or Wurst and as a DJ by joining forces with Justin Carter under their Mister Saturday Night dynamic duo project.
For his celebrated comeback, Eamon prepares an energy-packed monster single that starts 'Back Down' with a slamming bass-heavy piece of dark techno madness, ready to wreck havoc amongst the most demanding of club heads. The breakdown unveils a seemingly more tender side, but don't be fooled by the soothing strings, or melancholic keys, as the madness quickly returns with added power and feeling to twist your mesmerised mind even more.
The flipside introduces a different 'Species Of Comedy', one that grows steadily from a set of stirring strings and metallic bells to a fully fledged hypnotic stomper employing in its mission an array of evoking strings, screaming melodies and driving beats. The outcome is a colourful, almost synesthetic experience that complements the title track in perfect harmony and beautfully rounds Eamon Harkin's icon return.