Photay and Sam O.B. return for their second official collaborative release as Ensemble Entendu with Music For The Densely Populated, Vol. 2 (MFTDPV2).
MFTDPV2 is full of bounce and shuffle, with thick grooves inheriting everything from anthemic synth boogie ('Time Is Certainly Passing'), oceanic latin jazz ('Azalea Chuva'), and driving psych funk ('Up To No Good') and swung beats ('Flat Talk') all built for the discerning deejay much as the daily commuter's earbuds.
Ensemble Entendu began as a collaborative project of Photay and Sam O.B. exploring library music and the tradition of rhythm tracks, emphasizing driving drums and basslines in stripped down productions on 2016's Selected Rhythm Works, Vol. 1. Today the Brooklyn-based producers are releasing an expanded sound, integrating vocals and lead instruments to shape a music uniquely situated between their already unique solo artistic voices.
For example, check summer blockbuster single 'Big Break,' which conjures hallucinogenic congas and synth stabs in a rhythmic propulsion of personal motivation leading up to a supreme affirmation in chorus: "This is your big break!"
MFTDPV2 is the first of two EPs to be released by Ensemble Entendu on Astro Nautico this year.
released July 26, 2019
Original music produced, written, recorded + mixed by Sam Obey and Evan Shornstein.