The L.A. production duo Oliver made significant contributions to Chromeo’s recent White Women, and you can hear the resemblance on “Fast Forward,” the second of two tracks on the new Light Years Away EP. What starts out sounding like LCD Soundsystem’s techno bass jam “Get Innocuous” or something by the darkly aggressive Factory Floor suddenly unfolds into funky cartoon dance-pop in line with Justice, Daft Punk, and, yeah, Chromeo. Over the course of nearly five minutes, “Fast Forward” expertly toggles between that fun sunshine sound and more ominous party-starting. It’s good stuff, so listen up.
Light Years Away is out 9/9 on Fool’s Gold. Pre-order it here.