Leon Osborn, a basement producer from Fremantle, Australia, describes his music in terms of push and pull between two poles. “I was more interested in half-time 140 b.p.m. stuff when I put out my last double single,” the producer explains in an email. “Since then I dropped virtually everything down to 120 b.p.m. and I’ve been making a lot of house-inspired songs… I think I swing back and forth between dance and slower electronic music.”
On “Circle Limit,” his latest single, that transition is an easy one: after a lounge-friendly opening portion that evokes the producer Bonobo, the pace picks up, the bass becomes more nosy, and suddenly Osborn is nudging his listener in the direction of the dancefloor. “I tried to see if I could make songs that you can dance to,” he tells Billboard, “but [that] also have a range of distinct movements and continue to develop and change.”
Check out “Circle Limit” and its B-side, “Today – Tomorrow,” below.