The three-track EP showcases the signature vibe that has established Williams as a Chicago house pioneer. It meanders through house and techno with real depth.
The title track, “LOL,” chugs along with twisting beeps and bleeps, and Williams uses trippy samples of laughter that flash in and out. Next is “Backwards Run,” before “Bangin Out,” which takes up the whole of the B-side. It’s a real abrupt track, and the kind that leaves the crowd in a trance.
“This is Boo Williams at his finest once more,” the Italian label says. “A real nod to sounds of the past, no egos in sight, just plain and simple effective dancefloor sounds.”
Williams has been a part of Chicago’s house music entourage since he first stepped up to the turntables in 1981. Born Willie Griffin in 1967, he grew up listening to blues, jazz, and disco, all before he began spinning records under the watchful eyes of the city’s legendary house music originators, among them Frankie Knuckles, Gene Hunt, and Ron Hardy.
For more information on Boo Williams, check out his EDMjunkies podcast, recorded in September 2019, here.
A2. Backwards Run
B1. Bangin Out
LOL EP is scheduled for January 4 release. Meanwhile, you can ore-order here and stream and preview below.