Havana Swim Club is the alias of Seattle-based musician and producer Dan Koch (Sherwood), who has just this month released an audacious debut record to the world.
The self-titled debut took shape while on quarantine, Koch began crate-digging and experimenting with vintage samples of ska, disco, funk and jazz and the new record is the result. A world of lavish exploration through genres, styles and eras – it is fronted by majestic lead single ‘Lagoon’ – meticulously crafted with a breezy, feelgood freshness, combining breathtakingly lush layers, sumptuous strings and rich flourishes flowing above a bed of seductive beats. ‘Lagoon’ (like the album in general) is one to get lost in, fresh yet familiar, it oozed nostalgic feelings for hazy summer days and nights.
Listen to ‘Lagoon’ below and the album is available here.
(FFO Washed Out, Mr Scruff & Channel Swimmer)