Who? NYC production duo Greg Paulus and Nick DeBruyn, AKA No Regular Play
What? The title track from their new EP Nothing Else, out August 26 via HAKT Recordings
Why? Smooth and soulful, crisp and funky, “Nothing Else” weaves elements personal to DeBruyn and Paulus into something universal. Friends since childhood, the pair previously travelled together to Cuba to immerse themselves in Latin dance music, whilst the latter formally studied jazz and was once a touring member of Balkan-influenced indie-pop group Beirut, and you can hear all of the above in the track’s skipping house rhythms, interlocking horns and – in its last quarter – borderline plaintive vocals. At once joyful and wistful, carefree and reflective, it’s evocative of those bittersweet moments at the end of a great holiday, when you’re fully aware that you’re living a future happy memory; listen below.