Local duo Mi Ami's transition from distorted fuzz rock to its new, more dance-oriented sound hasn't exactly been gentle. And judging by the quality solo work of member Daniel Martin-McCormick, who works under the moniker Ital, the shift isn't all that surprising either. Ital's new single "One Hit" is about as dancey, minimal, and Euro as one can get -- and in this case, that's a good thing.
The song rides a repetitive, staccato synth line backed up by bouncy, four-on-the-floor drums. All in all, it's a pretty restrained affair (compared to his group work), with no huge buildup and flourish -- think Simian Mobile Disco with a smaller sound. But it's a quality, well-informed track that looks to dance music's past for inspiration.