I’ve been following Montreal based producer Pomo for a minute who has been gaining steam with every release. Smooth remixes and vibey “beats” tracks are par for the course for anyone in the HuhWhatWhere roster, but to my ears Pomo has always stood out.
Like a great chef he finds the right balance and manages to throw in his signature twist to create memeorable songs.His new EP is kind of like the launch of a new restaurant as Pomo solidifies his sound and serves up the goods.
The synth laden opening track gives you exactly what you expect and is the perfect appetizer. How I Feel represents what I mean when I describe Pomo as standing out. While clearly being formulaic his brand of electrosoul is a notch above because of the attention to detail (the bassline in this case). Start Again is bound to be a hit, AndreaCormier’s vocals are perfectly measured for just the right effect and I love the progression of the song. Pomo teams up with HW&W homerun slugger Kaytranada on the refreshing Cherry Funk.
My favorite song by far is the dreamy On My Mind, something taking a slightly chillwave approach and superimposing the 90’s neofunk aesthetic over it just works. Somewhere Jamiroquai is itching to reboot his career with this instrumental. The complexity of the bridgess and the simple things done right are why the Other Day EP is an intriguing foray into an emerging artist’s established style. Like a great chef, respect for the craft, quality and consistancy make Pomo an artist to look out for.