The single is the first solo release from the producer since 2011.
Though Mike Simonetti left Italians Do It Better, the label he co-founded, he’s been moving forward since with several exciting projects. He launched 2MR, a new label with Captured Tracks’ Mike Sniper, released the debut LP from Pale Blue, his project with Elizabeth Wight, and now he’s just dropped his first solo release in four years.
‘Bossa Nova Civic Club Bootleg’ is named after the Brooklyn venue Simonetti holds a residency at. He decided to name the release after it when the tracks were a hit there, and it’s not hard to see why. Both the title and B-side, ‘Ja Ja Ja’, are thrilling house cuts that move with momentum, but always maintain a loose rhythmic flexibility. Listen below and grab it from 2MR now or from Jamie xx‘s pop up shop in New York.