The Juan Maclean: “Can You Ever Really Know Somebody” (DFA)
Released back in March, this is the first of allegedly four new singles from The Juan Maclean that will precede their forthcoming fourth studio album, due out in 2018. I missed this one when it was released, and it finds the duo continuing to perfect and hone their sound. I’ll admit that I was unconvinced by Nancy Whang as a vocalist on early DFA records, but she’s really come into her own and is a real draw to their music for me by now. They’ve since followed this one with another single, “The Brighter The Light,” and it’s also solid. Between these cuts and various remixes by Octo Octa, LA-4A, DJ Tennis and more, it looks to continue a good run for DFA and TJM.