Coming up: Vanco: Circles ft. Brenden Praise (Connected)

A preview of the new EP by South Africa’s Vanco, on Connected.

This week sees yet another soul-stirring single release imminent on the essential Connected label. South African producer Vanco forges his organic house music through a collaborative partnership with the truly gifted South African R&B and soul singer Brenden Praise. The result is an absolutely gorgeous house track that is natural in mood and vocally emotive, and instrumentally adventurous, with a truly infectious groove.

Last Year, Praise had a platinum selling release with Black Motion, and in the past joined creative forces with artists such as Boddi Satva, Cuebur, Djeff and John Tejada. This evocative single has an entrancing quality and is incredibly inviting with a wavy, trip-the-light-fantastic suite of percussive beats. 

Falsetto vocals soar to the aether, giving rise to intense feeling. Subtle instrumentation produces a delicate foundation for the song, with chiming bass piano chords which add to the raw, emotionally-empowered atmosphere of the track.

This powerful combination of producer and vocalist represents a distinctive fusion of vocal and instrumental arrangement. Vanco has shaped a natural symbiotic dance track that moves and grooves, with plenty of inspirational flourishes that could provide rich territory for expansion in future remixes. 

 Vanco – Circles Ft. Brenden Praise is out 21 August on Connected.  

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NYH189 Hypnaton – Yno Clap Release.

Artist – Hypnaton

Ep – Yno Clap

Label – New York Haunted

An ocean depth of gratitude goes out to New York Haunted for dropping a FREE DOWNLOAD this valentine  for all you modern lovers out there. How could such a mind melt be so sexy?! Expect twisted , fragmented, disjointed, combobulated sounds which gel together in a heartbeat under the spell of Russian producer, Hypnaton with his highly unusual EP, ‘Yno Clap’

‘Jelezka’ delivers a deep groove, strutting funk track that is disharmonious in melody, but beat/bass driven to the core, while ‘Gusi’ happy claps its way into your central spine system to get those inner juices bubbling. ‘Je Tem’ is a fascinating track that slips-and-slides its way along with frizzy sounding synth undertones which are cast through a bright, hypnotic piano hook, a track that builds itself structurally into a stomping monster. I think this particular track represents and executes the elemental blends of both House and Techno perfectly.

The final melee on this unique Ep ‘Kultuwahr’ has that old-skool feel to its atmosphere. The nervous system is attacked with this sound through a simultaneous element that works both in a conflicting manner, as if there is a deep progressive strain in the bulk core of the track,  yet a restrictive tightening and pulling in the same breath. It’s very clever!…. And clever is sexy in my books. Contrastingly this Ep is full of warp factors, yet also retains order. The theme to this Ep is discordance, embedded within a pulsating core, which most certainly puts an exciting slant to my day!

Go-Go Nitro!

And get pumped to these super-fly sounds by Hypnaton, emanating from straight from the NYH headquarters.

The Ep will be free to download for the next 24 hrs…

Find the link to the album within the Bandcamp Icon.