Inspired by the dancefloor, Seattle based producer Joel Pryde blurs the boundaries of techno and deep house while providing a humanistic quality. His compositions include vocal stabs, soft pads, melodic fuzz and riding basslines, ultimately creating infectious toe-tapping tracks designed for the club or the wee morning hours.
Opal opens with “Scarlet Fever,” a sleek dancefloor number that glides effortlessly from start to finish. Meticulously built out of dubbed-out voices, “Scarlet Fever” begins with some celebratory punchiness and then cohesively grows into an optimistic bass-fueled track. “Too Close” is a warm early morning composition that starts off with a classic Rhodes piano arrangement and then gradually grows into an innovative floor-friendly glitch driven vocal house track. “Eulogy” is a deep building house groove that tightly incorporates a funky piano riff beautifully encompassed with soft swelling vocals and airy atmospherics.