Fantast CLaptoneThe enigmatic German producer recruits friends from Kele Okereke to Austra’s Katie Selmanis for a sultry house record defined by its warmth.

Apparently inspired by natural environments – from “out in the woods, out in the fields, under the moon,” according to the artist – Fantast is primed for listening under starlit skies, with the hypnotic rhythm of Cruising melting into the crystalline chimes of Wildside and the pulsing chirp of Stronger, each one syrupy and entrancing like the hug of a summer night. But although pastoral bangers are bliss, they’ll make you feel especially sore about it being months away from festival season.

Fantast is out now via Different Recordings/PIAS.

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