Premiere: Sirr TMO – House Muzik

Artwork HI – Sirr TMO – LSD Lakeshore Drive [FADE022A] credit Sam Lubicz
Written by Annie Parker

Sirr TMO makes his Fade To Mind debut with a 6-track release: a perfect fit for the label’s forward-facing club music identity.

She took me by the hand and led me through corridors of chipped red paint, stained carpets and iridescent decorations which reflected back the image of rotting lampshades and net curtains.

Despite its unkemptness, this didn’t seem like a place suffering from neglect. Instead, its appearance seemed to be purposeful, each patch of mould deliberate. Despite its strangeness I felt at home.


Following previous releases on Hyperdub and Teklife, LSD LAKESHORE DRIVE sees Sirr TMO take a step back from the footwork and juke iterations native to his homeland, Chicago. Nonetheless, the impact of the city’s fertile music scene abides, this time taking shape in deep, squelchy low-ends (a la DJ Rush) and chopped ‘n’ screwed vocals (a la DJ Deeon).

He asserts: “I know the legends from the past generations. I work to push new boundaries while working from where they set the standard. Passing on their legacy is extremely important to me.”

Each track oozes sex appeal, teased out by low-pass-filtered pads and vogue-indebted claps. Our pick ‘House Muzik’ represents the EP at its most camp, with an ostentatious beat that squeals for attention underneath hi-hat workouts and vocals which sounds like they’ve been pulled from a footwork track.


LSD LAKESHORE DRIVE sees full release on 25th March. Pre-order the EP here.