Rarely do side projects captivate a fanbase as much as works released under an artist’s usual name. But perhaps Toro Y Moi has cracked the code with Les Sins, his dance-inspired production offshoot that seems to be making pretty big waves. With a full-length album in Michael on the way, Les Sins liberates the opener “Talk About.” Built on an undeniable house groove, Chaz takes on a screwed Nas vocal sample from the Illmatic days (“One Love” in particular). It makes for a fulfilling dance track that is sure to ignite crowds on the live circuit. And what a wonderful indication of what’s to come of Michael, which drops Nov. 4. I just wish he let that initial vocal sample play out a bit more.
You can hear “Talk About” below and pre-order Michael on Amazon.