If you’ve been with us for a while, you’ve noticed we like to begin each year on a particularly exuberant, boisterous note, and 2016’s kickoff is no different than those that preceded it! We begin the second half of this decade with our first EP by Klaves, a relatively new name whom you might’ve picked up on when he released a spectacular single on PMR’s Beat Club imprint. He’s remained quite quiet since then, so we’re extra joyous to be unleashing what is effectively his second offering on our humble label. Say It starts off with its title track, a compact, tight little number that fidgets its way through its four minute runtime in what feels half as long. It’s always the fun stuff that’s most fleeting, right? Well, not necessarily: the original is followed by a slightly lengthier remix by Studio Barnhus affiliate, the enigmatic and idiosyncratic Baba Stiltz. The Swede spices “Say It” up with a ladle of saucy piano and playful pitch bends. The B-side, “Awake,” does what its name indicates it’s supposed to and keeps you alert. The swinging shuffler takes the energy of the first tune and ratchets it up yet another notch for an explosive finale. Or beginning! One of our favorite things about this 12” is that, despite zipping by in a flurry of adrenaline, it can be played back to front and front to back and still have the same effect. Short and sweet. Very sweet.