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Hear Toro Y Moi Offshoot Les Sins’ Dance Gems ‘Grind’ and ‘Prelims’

Chaz Bundick shows off his instrumental side project

picture-18276-1372868632Chris Martins // March 7, 2013

Even as Chaz Bundick continues to push his Toro y Moi moniker into deeper house-dipped R&B (via Anything in Return), the now Berkeley-based chillwave O.G. presses onward with his dance-oriented Les Sins project. Jiaolong, the label run by Dan Snaith (Caribou, Daphni), will release a digital and 12-inch single from Bundick on March 18 featuring two new rhythmically rich songs. “Grind” is breezy and warm, built on a traditional house beat with cut-up vocal samples and duelling synthesizer solos. Frankly, it’s dreamy. Meanwhile, “Prelims” is more evidence as to why Bundick is “Our Finest Dilla Disciple,” lacing hip-hop drums with baroque notes and burbling bass swells. This one’s a bit moodier, but just as strong, and both prove that this kid consistently excels, even when he is stuck behind a laptop.

Les Sins, “Grind”:

Les Sins, “Prelims”: