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Live Review: Health Club does anything but 'Waste Time' with his shining debut

3 September 2018 | 9:50 am | Max Lewis

After a string of promising remixes, Queensland producer Health Club has dropped a solid debut in the form of 'Waste Time' ft. Minorfauna.

After a handful of remixes, Queensland producer HEALTH CLUB (aka Lucas Reid) has dropped the perfect introduction to his magic with 'Waste Time'. Featuring Melbourne duo MINORFAUNA, it's a breezy electro-pop jam with notes of R&B that is the perfect statement of Health Club's sound.

Health Club's remixes for acts like Paces and Kilter all had one thing in common - other than being real dang good, of course. They turned the source material into little bright bubbles of laid-back goodness, expressing a remarkable finesse for intricate arrangements and endless hooks. The addition of up-and-comers Minorfauna - particularly the vocals of Abbey Hansen - adds a sweet R&B edge that really boosts 'Waste Time' into something special.

'Waste Time' shines with a crisp jazzy percussion loop, leading the way to Minorfauna's subdued vocals and bright keys. The vocals in particular are mixed remarkably well, giving it a natural and clean sound that still soars when the track gets busy. Where it truly excels, however, is the effortless building and paring down of layers, leading to a sound that constantly shifts between dense and minimal in a way you don't immediately notice.

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'Waste Time' is an amalgamation of many perfect little elements that result in a fantastic debut. It's interesting to note, then, that Health Club claims the track is, "The quickest song I've finished." If a quick track is something like 'Waste Time', who knows what he could come up with after a long time in the studio? Time will tell, but there's no denying that Health Club has something special up his sleeve, and we can't wait to see what he puts out next.