belated tunes: Shlohmo, “Places”

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After a great response for our first mix–the questionably titled Summer School Mixbelated, baby is coming back with yet another collection of our favorite songs of the summer. This time, Derek puts together a mean mix as danceable as it is vibe-able. It’s going to be hella special, so be on the lookout in the coming days!

Here’s a preview of one of the cuts from that mix: a shuffling, clicking, gently crooning monster of an instrumental track from upstart electro-soul savant Shlohmo. “Places” is the title track of his 2010 EP and will also appear on the forthcoming LP Bad Vibes, due August 9.

It’s not common to listen to a 5-minute song and immediately begin to search for, say, a 15-minute version (tip: it doesn’t exist on the web), but that is certainly an acceptable response to “Places.” It plays out like a film or novel that resolves brilliantly, but still leaves you wanting more. Solution? Just hit the “repeat” button and ride off into that happy place.

(You can also stream Shlohmo’s latest single, “Just Us”, here via Pitchfork.)