Premiere: Primitive Needs – Necessary Hostility


Extended family functions were torturous. People you hadn’t seen in years asking you the ins and outs of your not-so-successful love life and your work trajectory for the next 10 years. The only saving grace was that they didn’t come around that often; it was nigh on impossible to get everybody to commit to one place and one time. There were a few ways of weathering these events and she’d perfected them all: smile through gritted teeth before excusing oneself; make up some fabricated stories; or simply ignore them and walk away — these were necessary hostilities.

Brought together by a shared love of groove-driven 90s house music, Melbourne duo Primitive Needs knuckled down in the studio during isolation; the fruits of which led to their debut EP at the beginning of the year for Dance All Day. They follow that up with their first 12″ release, this time journeying across the pond to Leipzig’s R.A.N.D Muzik. In typical R.A.N.D fashion the four tracks deliver a refined selection of electro, breaks and house with eyes fixed on the dance floor.