LuckyMe are proud to present ‘Merlot Sounds’ by Obey City. In the last 18 months since Brooklyn producer and writer Sam Obey – AKA Obey City released his superlative debut EP ‘Champagne Sounds’ he hasn’t stopped working. From extensive touring in Europe, the US and Japan (releasing Shochu Sounds EP as a Japan exclusive which toppedtheir native Electronic chart on it’s first week) to his true home in studios in LA & NYC. A gifted natural musician Sam has honed his craft at the centre of a new generation of New York singers and rappers writers with tracks for LuckyMe and his own Brooklyn based Astronautico label and numerous cowrites and remixes for the likes of Jensen Sportag, Kelela, Inc and Cornelius. On this new EP he showcases a series of upcoming andexciting vocalists (himself included) from across the spectrum of his taste – from new rap and soul - Kelela, 1OAK, Eric Arc Elliot (Flatbush Zombies) and newcomer Anthony Flammia who provides the beautiful centerpiece here on “Waterbed”. These collaborations truly showcase Obey as a songwriter and multiinstrumentalist - inspired equally by classic Soulquarians, Quincy Jones, Joe Zawinul & Neptunes. Producers that create whole worlds for their collaborators to work within. An ep of true songs – Merlot does not ignore it’s position on our label known for progressive electronic club music; but Sam Obey is an artist that has more to say this time around.