Canadian duo Smokehouse, is the result of a meeting of two experienced and incredibly talented musical minds in Daniel MacKenzie and Peter Mol. Both had been touring for years as international session musicians and songwriters before being introduced at a Music Festival. Since then they’ve been writing some incredible indie, pop, funk fusion and their decision to work on their own project is looking more and more justified.
Working from their two studios across the U.S, they write without boundaries and strive to create outside the bubble of the pop songwriting canon, relying on a mix of vintage and contemporary recording equipment. It’s an approach that you can tangibly hear in their latest single Brazil. Warm with rich vintage synths, it’s a track that captures the mood of summer with an irresistible groove throughout.
Speaking about it, they share: “‘Brazil’ was the first song we made together as SMOKEHOUSE. It started with a shitty little drum machine we had laying around, and quickly found its way into the indie-pop thing it is now. It was so hot that year in California, it really drove the song to be this polychromatic dreamlike summer memory of that fantasy everyone wishes they could live over and over again but you never really get the chance to (in any sort of reasonable capacity anyway).”