The road has been long and steady for Sultan + Shepard. The Canadian duo, who have been actively releasing songs since 2007, have just released their latest album “Forever, now.” The duo’s latest project sees them settling into a beautiful space where they can release progressive melodic house songs, along with some club bangers to keep the party going. Release on Lane 8It is This never happened Imprint, Sultan + Shepard clearly know their target sound and audience.
The first five tracks on the album fit well into the This Never Happened line; the tracks are bright, melodic progressive house, which is probably better suited to driving rather than the dance floor. The album takes a turn at track 6, “Neptune” which is a powerful mix of uplifting progressive house. The synths keep building and never stop in this energetic standout. The next two tracks straddle that line between light melodic house and more melodic progressive.
That’s until we come to “RnR”, arguably the best track on the album, and a dark, smoky progressive house track that evokes late night (or early morning) feelings. “RnR” has a completely different vibe to the album’s first side and takes listeners on an unexpected journey. The rest of the album continues to straddle the line between light melodic house and more mysterious underground groove. Another track that stands out is “Concorde” with its classic trance melody and synths.
Be sure to check out the latest from Sultan + Shepard, “Forever, Now” now on This Never Happened. Ned and Ossama are currently on the road for an extensive North American tour. Be sure to check them out if they visit your city.
February 25 – San Francisco, CA – Audio – SOLD OUT
March 3 – Chicago, IL – Soundbar
March 4 – Toronto, ON – BLACK – SOLD OUT
March 9 – Salt Lake City, UT – Sky
March 10 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater – SOLD OUT
March 11 – Tempe, AZ – Sun Bar
March 24 – Montreal, QC – New town gas
March 25 – Atlanta, District of Georgia
March 31 – Los Angeles, California – Academy
April 8 – Houston, Texas – Bauhaus
April 13 – Seattle, WA – Q Nightclub
April 15 – Portland, OR – 45 East
April 28 – Charleston, South Carolina – Trio
April 29 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
May 5 – Washington, DC – Soundcheck
May 6 – Miami, Florida – Lost Nightclub