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James Hartnett announces his ‘Stoop Kid’ EP


Brooklyn based artist James Hartnett is dropping a retro-modern bomb on 4/20/21. “Stoop Kid” is a 2-track EP that incites dancefloors with 90’s nostalgia.

James Hartnett’s intricate musical depth is the culmination of over two decades of playing, writing, producing and performing. His DJ sets are a precise balance of what the audience thinks they want, and what they don’t yet know they need. Blending deep basslines, driving rhythms, emotional melodies, and the textures of minimal house and techno, James creates a bouncy groove that is all his own.

The title track is a fun, breakbeat anthem that hints at the legendary 90’s Nickelodeon TV show: Hey Arnold! The beat relentlessly grooves for over 9 minutes, while quirky synths and samples syncopate with James’ bongo performance. The B-side, Koopa Troopa, boasts a powerful house groove, with massive trashy melodies, and a washed out vocal by James. Anybody who grew up in the 90’s will instantly remember the feeling of scabbed knees and ice cream cones when they hear the familiar sample in Stoop Kid, and the super-mario-inspired sounds in Koopa Troopa.

Fans can support the artist directly by purchasing this EP on Bandcamp, where it will be available exclusively for the first two weeks, before worldwide distribution. James has an arsenal of new unreleased music, including a 12 track album, so keep an ear to the ground for all of this new music coming soon!

We premiere ‘Koopa Troopa’ on Data Transmission today, check it out here and grab it here.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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