Logic1000 aka the Australian-born, Berlin-based producer Samantha Poulter has revealed that she’ll be releasing a 12″ single next month, but has put the exquisite A-side, “Perfume”, online today. It’s her first new material since the release of her self-titled EP last year, and was originally premiered via Caribou’s essential mix – which gives you an idea of the kind of realm we’re in. Of “Perfume”, Poulter tells us:
“Perfume is actually a finessed version of the very first Logic track ever made. I actually lost the original session so we recreated it from scratch. It was so fun and I’m super happy with how refined it is compared to the original.”
At a perfect BPM for dancing, and with a surging bass line adding electric tension, “Perfume” is the perfect sonic foil for the vocal sample, which is a deep dive through the highs of a former relationship and the lows of its ending. “When we were together we’d never turn our backs on one another / But now that we’re separated we can’t stand one another,” the voice sings, not sugar-coating or over-romanticising the facts – while Logic1000’s production work does the heavy lifting. A song that is immediately redolent of Total Loss-era How To Dress Well, “Perfume” immediately puts Logic1000 into that rare breed of artists that can make you feel like you’re on a private dancefloor, shedding tears and sweat in an emotional euphoria.
You can watch the visualiser for “Perfume” below or listen to the full-length version on streaming platforms.