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New De De Mouse: “be yourself”

On last year’s Dream You Up, producer De De Mouse embraced modern music and gave into the pleasures of pop like he teleported back to 2007. His latest release be yourself only builds on that ecstatic release, layering synths and vocal slices on top of one another to create a full-length that doesn’t feature any major departures for him, but rather finds him continuing a particularly jubilant streak. That might best be displayed on the title track, which got the video treatment. It is maximalism at its best, less pulverizing and more like a party popper, with voices bouncing off one another while funk-inspired touches power everything forward. As is his style, all those syllables don’t push for greater meaning, but rather serves as another instrument towards creating something really joyful. Listen above.