100% Silk seems to have found just the right balance between adventurous disco-tinged house tunes and slightly retro-oriented dance music with a series of impressive releases from the likes of Ital, Magic Touch (both of whom we had chat with each other for a recent feature), Maria Minerva, Innergaze, Cuticle, and more—marking the label’s first year of output. Now you can add Octo Octa, the alias of one Michael Morrison, to the list with his recent “Let Me See You” four-track maxi-single (artwork above). Here, we have “I’m Trying,” a cut from that record’s second side, which presents a crisp take on classic house sensibilities and, in the end, may prove to be one of 100% Silk’s most sweat-inducing tracks. With it’s chopped vocals, ever-evolving synth blurps, and rolling bassline, it’s certainly hard to resist the urge to move. But throw in the sly use of a classic break (think cardboard battles in the park), and Octo Octa pretty much has us shaking from head to toe. The 12″ maxi-single is unfortunately already sold out in its physical form, but can still be copped digitally. (via Altered Zones)

I’m Trying