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Main Course: DJ Pigeon’s Emotion

Keeping it simple can really pay dividends. The second release from Fruit Parlor Records comes via DJ Pigeon, a producer dabbling in what could be described as lo-fi house, if that genre works for you. However you want to see that, Emotion offers up three original tracks built around vocal samples, all of them slightly faded and set against rollicking house rhythms. The first two — the title track and “Sun Mo” — shuffle on for over seven minutes each, both making the most of repeated phrases (“Sun Mo” working in various snippets of dialogue, though all building towards one particular ear worm sentence) and subtly mutating them along the way. Yet DJ Pigeon locates the pleasure in this sparse set of tools, and all three songs turn simplicity into bliss by zoning in on the best parts. Get it here, or listen below.