Experimental electronic twosome Gilligan Moss have returned with "What Happened?", their take on "club music for the critters".
The nature-inspired jam is the NYC-based pair's first new music since 2015's Ceremonial EP (although there have been Sébastien Tellier and Sia remixes), and marks the start of a new chapter for Gilligan Moss.
"What Happened?" retains their knack for lush, intricate textures and densely packed layers of noise, but streamlines the melodies - this is a fidgety club number built to pack dancefloors and burrow deep into your brain. Titanic clouds of bass, cantering beats, and freshly hewn samples all work in tandem to make you move, but it's not a run-of-the-mill EDM cut; there are a lot of moving parts here.
"We made this track in the woods up in NY," the duo explain. "But rather than the sad isolated thing, we set out to make something that echoed the joy and energy and frenetic pace of birds and bugs flitting about. Club music for the critters. Lyrically and musically it’s about entering a whirlwind, having things get really twisted and emerging on the other end asking yourself: 'what happened?'"