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New Cool Japan: “Give Up On You”

This is pretty much the perfect kind of track to have appear at a time when I’m splitting time between last-second assignments and year-end-list planning (it’s tough!). Cool Japan shared the new rumbler “Give Up On You,” and it’s a house track that feels like its halfway to being sloshed. The key detail comes via the vocal samples, split-second yowls that vanish almost as fast as they appear, joined by these warped touches that make it all the more disorienting. Everything slides around and the whole things sounds like a sidewalk away from tripping over, but Cool Japan turns this dizzying sensation into something that holds together. Listen above.