“What Can I Do” is a meeting of two worlds: A-Trak, Canadian turntablist prodigy turned veteran producer, one-half of the beloved duo Duck Sauce and founder of the popular Fool’s Gold label, and Loods, the Australian newcomer who since last year has been emerging from the underground with releases on Steel City Dance Discs (co-run by Mall Grab) and Luke Solomon’s Classic Music Company.
What do they have in common? They make a mean house record. Today, they join forces on “What Can I Do,” which errs on the genre’s mellower side. Its titular refrain seems almost cradled by the soft yet funky bassline, pensive piano keys and a wistful acid synth line that dips like petals under the weight of a raindrop, making this feel less like a record for dancing and more for soundtracking a search for clarity in the expansive horizon.