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Utrecht dance-floor dreamers Tinlicker return today with a new collaborative EP with Helsloot, titled Paradise. The set is Tinlicker’s first release since signing to Astralwerks and it’s a worthy continuation of the airy, meditative club tracks that Micha Heyboer and Jordi van Achthoven have been making together for the better part of the last decade.
In August, Tinlicker and fellow Dutch DJ Helsloot shared the EP’s title track, featuring a swoon-worthy performance from R&B vocalist Saro, who soars above their cloudy house beats. The release is rounded out by another track called “Like,” a stormier effort that starts with some rumbling basswork before returning to the stratospheric realms the producers often inhabit together. It’s a more straightforward dance cut, in contrast to the feathery lightness of the title track’s R&B refractions. The EP also includes extended mixes of each song.
The EP marks Tinlicker’s second team up with Helsloot following technicolor bliss bomb “Because You Move Me,” released in 2017 on Armada and still echoing from speakers all over. Paradise is also the latest offering in a particularly imaginative phase for Tinlicker. In 2019, they released This Is Not Our Universe on Anjunabeats, an album exploring house and techno’s spacious outer realms. In March of this year, they followed with a remix album, featuring reimaginings and reworks from Dosem, Deeparture, and Grum, among others.