Patrick Holland - Up To You

  • The producer formerly known as Project Pablo twists familiar sounds into a fresh new approach.
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  • Before Patrick Holland became Project Pablo, he dabbled in the THC-coated rhythms of Vancouver's bass scene as 8prn. Listening back to 8prn's sole online release, you hear the elements of what became the Project Pablo sound—meandering basslines, melodies catchier than Drake choruses, rain-scented pads. Although the garage swagger and rattling sub-bass feel very early '10s, the snares are more Mood Hut than Hemlock. "Up To You" tours Holland's back catalogue. It touches upon the Canadian pastoralism of his 2018 album. There's a synth evoking the sleeper hit "Dustman" and machine-cut sound design a lá his Spectral Sound EP. But even with these familiar references, the track remains moreish, testament to the ways gradual refinements can be as effective as dramatic pivots.
  • Tracklist
      01. Up To You