Producer Daniel Stephens is best known as Dan Le Sac, one half of the hip-hop duo dan le sec Vs Scroobius Pip. After two albums together, Scroobius (AKA spoken word artist David Peter Meads) dropped his solo debut in September of last year, and now, it’s Dan Le Sac’s turn. Space Between the Words will be released on July 10th through Sunday Best, and sees Le Sac moving just slightly away from the up-tempo head-nodders to paint with more varied strokes.
For example, there are the three distinct atmospheric movements of “Long Night of Life”, featuring one of Dan Le Sac’s “musical heroes”, electronic folk musician Merz. The cut opens with hand claps in a Local Natives-esque rhythm, slips into slowly building waves of synths, and finally bursts into tense, swirling electronics and keys. Have a listen below.