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Applescal Shows Two Sides of the Dance Floor on ‘Leone Highway’ EP

A track for the come-up and one for the come-down

Even the most prolific artists need a break sometimes, but Applescal’s version of a breather puts everyone else to shame. Following last year’s LP For, a modest exercise in dynamic, vocal-driven downtempo (his fourth album, along with over ten assorted EPs and 12-inches, in six years) the Dutch producer born Pascal Terstappen stopped composing for a while. But you wouldn’t know it: Leone Highway, a two-track EP that arrives tomorrow via Amsterdam label Atomnation, arrived in the same amount of time it might take another knob-twiddler to get back in the studio, period. After surging open with the title track’s acid-dipped Balearic bounce, the release gently turns down with the digitized menace of “Isomethyl.” Of the EP, Terstappen says:

Leone Highway is created in the time that I moved back to the Netherlands last summer. It took me a long time to start writing music again after For, my last album. This EP is mostly inspired on traveling, clubbing and a specific festival I went to in the U.K., called the Secret Garden Party. Had loads of fun there and when I came back home after that weekend I sat down and wrote the ideas of these two songs — in a mood to create club music again.

Listen here and purchase Leone Highway at Boomkat.

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