After dropping the incredible “Lavender Fields” EP on his own Portable Minds imprint earlier this year, acclaimed producer Jody Barr graces Last Night On Earth once more. After 2018’s knockout EP “Marlon Brando”, Jody’s next outing on Sasha’s prolific label is “Carson”, a weighty, three-track original pack designed for the club! Kicking things off is the darkened undertows of “Violet Apogee”, a stripped back, acid teased roller, filled with an emphatic and ground shuddering low-end. Backing this up, is the driven and searing title track “Carson”, as the mind altering and expansive sounds of “Kazakh Plain” induces a deep, melodic trance.
What inspired you to produce the EP?
Jody Barr: The whole EP happened quite naturally. I wanted to reach into the darker corners of a club with these ones. Introducing some darker melodies, acid lines etc. Going back to the dancefloor so to speak.
Where did you record it? And how?
All the tracks were written and arranged at my studio. I didn’t have my Moog at the time so made a trip to my mates studio to get all my midi parts recorded through it. He has acquired my Sub37 (No idea when I’ll have it back). But Ableton and Moog basically! The whole EP is mixture of software and hardware. The continuity works.
How did you get in contact with the record label?
I released my ‘Marlon Brando’ EP with Last Night On Earth last year.
What’s up next after the release? Are you working on any other projects?
I have been working on quite a lot of bits at the moment. I’ve teamed up with an extremely talented vocalist on something, which has just been signed actually. I nearly choked on my brew when I received an email from the label owner. More release plans for my own label Portable Minds after.