Chris Mohn and Reagan Denius attribute the music they make under the Dance Spirit moniker to a "philosophy based on attaining subconscious harmony through rhythm, timbre, melody, and movement"—and that metaphysical inclination towards positivity shines through on their debut album, The Sun Also Rises, recently released on Audiofly's Supernature album. The ambitious LP brims with emotional and instrumental richness (live playing figures prominently), and even a casual listen affirms the pair as masters of multihued and dreamy music that aims as much toward one's headspace as it does for the dancefloor. Fans of the Southern California duo may also know Mohn and Denius through their previous incarnations, Proper Villains and Android Cartel, which traded in (slightly) more traditional electronic-house fare—but fans of any of the pair's recorded output might not be prepared for this gorgeous Dance Spirit podcast. As you might expect if you've heard The Sun Also Rises, the mix is certainly lush—but it's the kind of focused, late-night lushness that you can't help but get lost it. It's an engaging, subtle, utterly groovy set, one that that we think will transport you to someplace quite beautiful.
VIDEO: Dance Spirit's Chris Mohn and Reagan Denius discuss their XLR8R podcast.