Specials Worldwide Artists ZDBT and SMP have teamed up with pop luminary PRADO aka Prado Monroe to deliver a genre-busting, double single EP featuring additional remixes from MoMA Ready and Isabella Lovestory — a thumping, sweaty ode to freedom and agency found on the dancefloor.
The lead single “ELASTIC” – named for its rubbery, acid bassline – partners bouncy new school electro with raucous Miami bass. PRADO lays airy pop vocals over 808s and 606s as she instructs, “LADIES! TELL EM IF HE WANTS A TASTE / IMMA PUT IT IN YOUR FACE.”
On “MEAN BOY,” indebted to late-1980s acid house, PRADO pens an afterhours breakup anthem declaring, “FORGETTING ABOUT YOU ALREADY / SIPPIN’ ON SIPPIN’ ON PINEAPPLE HENNY.” ZDBT and SMP’s sultry downtempo groove gives way to skeletal, unsentimental rhythms, finding PRADO already up and moved on. On the flip, ZDBT gives “MEAN BOY” a West Coast dub down.
NYC’s evidently prolific producer and DJ, MoMA Ready (whose Haus Of ALTR 10-12 compilation made Resident Advisor’s best albums of 2020), brings “ELASTIC” to the big city, dreaming up an imaginary club, with his vogue blaring remix.
Isabella Lovestory, Montréal/NYC’s reigning new perreo-pop princess, eyed by Office Magazine as “a fresh and exciting new voice bound to shake things up” remixes an extended version of “ELASTIC” – taking the track on a Spanish-fueled trip, nodding to her and PRADO’s shared Latinx roots.
The project is announced with the “ELASTIC” music video release on JAN 29 2021 shot and directed by Mohammad Ali Sharar of acclaimed, multimedia punk art collective, Crack Cloud. A dizzying, multi-parallel VHS collage of salacious irreverence featuring choreography by Idalia Mairena.
ELASTIC EP was recorded in Vancouver, Canada on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations at Deep Blue Studios. Featuring additional arrangement production by Neo Image (Mood Hut), mixing by Ryan Enockson and final masters by Nik Kozub.
ELASTIC EP - SPECIALS004
ZDBT ft. PRADO
1. ELASTIC (ZDBT, SMP ft. Prado) - 3:39
2. MEAN BOY (ZDBT, SMP ft. Prado) - 5:14
3. ELASTIC ft. Isabella Lovestory (Extended Remix) - 4:42
4. ELASTIC (MoMA Ready Remix) - 3:46
5. MEAN BOY (ZDBT's Dub Down) - 4:04
Additional Arrangement Credits Neo Image (Tracks 1&2)
Mix and Pre-Master Credits Ryan Eno
Master Credits Nik Kozub
Lead A&R Angela Donna Crooner
Expect the ELASTIC EP forthcoming on vinyl release Spring/Summer 2021– including original tracks and remixes and additional instrumentals and acapellas.