NY based producer Slow Hands has just dropped his new "Everything (We Are)" EP on Wolf+Lamb Records this week. He's also put together a special summer mix of the music (folk, rock, hip-hop, disco, funk, all sorts) that's inspired both the EP and his forthcoming album. It's available as an exclusive stream in the embed above.
Ryan's been a long time member of the W+L family and resident at the infamous Marcy in NY but this is actually his first proper EP for the label. The album's out later in the year and is a really unexpected mix of sounds, from the house and disco you might expect to Americana and all sorts.
Here are a few words on the EP:
Known to his friends & family as Ryan Cavanagh, the native Vermonter has maintained a career as both a live musician, and DJ through a consistent release of singles and remixes for W+L, as well as Permanent Vacation, K7, and Bedrock to name a few. With Everything (We Are), Cavanagh sets out to deliver a preview of the diversity that will be expressed in the great number of songs set to be released in the coming year, and longly anticipated LP.
The organic foundation is laid early with the funk fueled Miss White. A song steered by it’s live rhythm section, vocals, guitar, as well as it’s elaborate arrangement. Second Fiddle, a staple in Slow Hands’ recent live sets, is the very epitome of his traditional verse/chorus composition style over loose and energetic beats. The EP slows tempo with it’s title ballad Everything (We Are), a display of Cavanagh’s recently discovered raw vocals, and a powerfully emotional chorus, reinforced by the vocals of Dave Robertson.
Robertson, more widely known as Cameo Culture, who also acts as co-producer, and musician on this release, concludes the EP with a compelling rendition of the title song. Driving things home with a more rock inspired re-harmonization of Everything (We Are), Robertson augments what will be the theme of all forthcoming Slow Hands’ releases; organics, musicianship, and diversity.
Here's a video teaser for Slow Hands new album 'I'll Find Me', due later this year.