by: Rachel Narozniak
Aug 25, 2023
In a testament to the ID’s staying power, “Diamonds On My Mind” has been on, well, everyone’s mind for months now. The sweltering number from a producer whose name has been perched on the tongues of damn near everyone in house and techno circles this year slaps down a hammering beat that pulses like a heart on overdrive. A lone rave synth lead zips frenetically through the febrile production, which evokes the darkness and grit of a warehouse situated somewhere in Brooklyn, where the urgency to move body to beat is greater than anyone’s awareness of the rising sun.
Of course, it bears mention that “Diamonds On My Mind” already commanded dance floors well before its official release, most notably serving as a flashpoint of John Summit‘s sets. It capably follows Eli Brown‘s fellow singles this year, “Be The One” and “Love Is Free,” in a dizzying affirmation of Brown’s ear for the underground’s next desire.