LEER shine on their dazzling and club ready debut EP ‘Optimize’

by the partae


Sydney-based LEER, made up of Lachlan Henderson and Tom Eady, have been on the rise in the electronic music scene for some time. With a handful of epic releases under their belt they have revealed their anticipated debut EP ‘Optimize’, out now via Sweat It Out. Expanding beyond the roots of electronic dance, the 5 track body of work demonstrates the duo’s work ethic as staunch producers, whose mastery in creating immersive soundscapes is evident throughout the extended play.

Opening up about the release, LEER shares “The EP marks the start to our creative journey and encapsulates our growth over the last year. Starting with a bunch of bedroom club bangers we developed our sound and the result is sick. We’re stoked with this being our first official body of work and can’t wait to play it out!”

The project begins with their impactful debut single Friends (Feat. fio)’. Released in May of this year, the track boasts a bouncy baseline infused with fio’s sultry vocals making for the perfect euphoric dance floor filler. Second in the project is cinematic title track ‘Optimize’, which finds the producers reaching new heights sonically, laying down the groundwork with a classic electro sound atop smooth instrumentation and mixed with energetic synth stabs. This cool club track packs a hard punch while keeping listeners revelling in the sublime reality of it all.

The spellbinding Back to Back (Feat Woodes)’ follows as the third track in the project. The tantalsing club anthem sees the duo-branch out into elements of techno and house, among other sub-genres all while retaining all the key elements that make LEER’s productions so addictive. Next up is You Get Me with a driving foundation of downtempo rhythms and instrumental electronica charged with airy distorted vocal intermissions. This hard hitter is sure to feature at a warehouse rave near you soon. The duo closes out the EP with ’Runna’ which cements the duo’s reputation as purveyors of deep club cuts. LEER’s unique production style is on full show with this infectious melody you’ll be replaying in your mind all day. Both Lachlan and Tom showcase their talents in tandem throughout ‘Optimize’, beautifully weaving a package that remains otherworldly.

DJ and producer duo, LEER burst onto the scene earlier this year parading their way around a club hook, by crafting magnetic bass lines over cascading synthesisers and transfixing drops. Releasing Friends (Feat. fio)’ and ‘Back To Back (Feat Woodes)’ in the lead up to the EP release, the two have received a tremendous amount of support from some of the most prominent in the industry including Music Feeds, The Music Network, Acid Stag and triple j’s Dave Ruby Howe noting the “silky vocal that goes over the top of a dark and deep production. That’s a winning combo in my books.” LEER continue to demonstrate their strength in production prowess as their discography grows. Having already released an official remix of Crooked Colours’s hit single ‘Light Year (Feat. Masked Wolf)’ as well as playing a coveted support slot for Aussie indie dance legends alongside PRICIE, Annie Bass and Mazy for Great Southern Nights at Metro Theatre in association with Sweat It OutLEER continue to go from strength to strength. With only a modest handful of tracks to their name so far, LEER’s debut EP, ‘Optimize’, not only provides an insight into the pair’s unique creative landscape but also forecasts a dazzlingly bright future ahead of them.

LEER’s debut EP ‘Optimize’ is out now via Sweat It Out

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