Jerome LOL Mixes Warm House Tunes for Harvard Bass Radio

Electronic duo LOL Boys met in a NASA forum and quickly began collaborating on original projects, eventually pumping out one of our favorite mixes of the year for The Fader. Recently, though, they've announced a hiatus to focus on their respective solo careers. If this mix from Jerome LOL for Harvard Bass Radio is any indication, the parts are just as great as the LOL sum. Here Jerome sticks to the breezy mid-tempo Chicago house that was the LOL Boys’ bread and butter all along, with rhythmic shakers, prominent hi-hats and off-kilter snares drop weaving in and out as the tempo of his set slowly builds. “The mix starts out slow with some really groovy stuff and ends up with some nice classic house-sounding stuff,” Jerome explained to Harvard Bass at the beginning of the podcast. Standout tracks include the rockabilly sensibility of Acid Pauli’s remix of “El Zahir,” Nicolas Jaar’s typically nourish and deep sound on his edit of “Yegell Tezete,” and the messy up-tempo kicks on Poncho Warwick’s “Tainted Jazz.” “There’s a lot of new stuff and stuff I’ve been playing out,” he continued. “The first track and the last track are these new tracks I put out called ‘Dawn’ and ‘Dusk.’” Apt titles and perfect bookends for this sanguine set.