DLRN | That ‘Neon Noir’
Today DLRN released their latest EP ‘Neon Noir’ as the first installment of their project of the same name. As a friend & long-time fan of the group, it’s exciting to see the next chapter from Sean LaMarr & Jon Reyes. As fellow cultural junkies, countless musical influences cause the duo’s music and own personal descriptions of their work to stubbornly defy categorization. It’s not just electronic, it’s not just R&B, it moves outside the bounds of traditional hip-hop production & rhyme schemes. In the world of hashtags, SoundCloud labels, blog tags, and critics’ interview questions, everything seems to demand definition from DLRN. With the project name ‘Neon Noir’ finally it seems there is something that encapsulates the creative direction of the group. The moody, stylized, dark soundscapes speak to the “Noir-i-ness” while the ever presence of synth production lends that retro-future “Neon” stank. Throw the namesake of Delorean on top of the Neon Noir and you got entendres, on entendres. While the naming may provide a lil cleverness, there’s definitely something more going on. Once you listen to the EP’s ‘Bright Lights,’ ‘Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas’ and the recent Stevie Nader collab MF Dream and start to get on those Blade Runner/Drive levels, then…then it all makes sense.
‘Neon Noir’ available to buy at Waaga Records
Also be sure to check Jon Reyes FiveForFridays‘ weekly podcast mixes. All kinds of regular basis illness going on there. So if you are sniffing around for some production-rich electro, r&b, deep house finds, then you definitely need to be about it.