Los Angeles-based producer Jerome LOL, a.k.a. Jerome Potter, might have a meme-worthy (dare we say lolworthy?) name, but his output is very much rooted in classic house beats and vocal samples. “All That I Am,” a new track featuring his sometime collaborator, the understated diva Sara Z. The track hums like the undercurrent of anticipation on a crowded dancefloor, saturated with sweat and melancholy melody, elastically clicking and dropping behind her voice.
“This was the third song Sara and I have collaborated on, but it’s the first one we worked on while physically present in the same room,” Potter tells Billboard. “I came in with a very rough instrumental and we recorded several takes and kinda figured out the melodies as we went. I don’t usually work in the studio with vocalists, so it was a very fun process.”
“All That I Am” was made especially for the compilation 5oFoF: Five Years of Friends of Friends, which arrives Nov. 4 to celebrate the label’s fifth anniversary and includes one disc of singles from the likes of Salva and Shlohmo and another disc of rarities and B-sides from Ryan Hemsworth and Nicolas Jaar. Pre-order the set on Bandcamp.