Boomkat Product Review:
Delroy Edwards’ darkwave synth-pop band Earth To Mickey cold kick a blend of freestyle, Chicago house and lustrous gothic pop on a brilliant LA Club Resource joint.
Playing up to a sound that’s long lurked in his productions and mixes, Delroy’s duo with Mickey Van Seenus (and Xander Whistler on keys) tend to a classically effective and we dare say “grown-up” style that’s less about banging the walls and moire about sharpening up your elbows and hips into a sexy ‘80s motion.
‘Brace & Bit’ holds tight to a mix of melancholy freestyle vocals and spunky, sprung bass torque with shades-on synth vamps punctuate with killer snares and rimshots. We’d absolutely love to hear someone go in heavier on the edits with this one, but there’s always a the bonus minute of choppy ’Factory Beats’ for the DJs to get crafty with. ‘Pleasure Comes And Pleasure Goes’ balances the equation with a velvety stroke of gothic suss, where Mickey beautifully channels operatic Kate Bush-isms over puckered pizzicato arps and minimalist drum programming in the dreamiest 1984-into-2020 style.