HNH016 released 10.24.2011 ----------Buy on Beatport Here--------------
Wachs Lyrical and Tanka share the billing on this, the latest release for Hot N Heavy. Wachs Lyrical's "What You Say" is a dark and brooding slice of future jack, packed with swinging 808s and deep bass stabs, with moments of calming organ chords, combing the melodic euphoria of Jacques Green with the bleak, isolating soundscapes of Jam City. Tanka's "Amelie" is much in the same vein, a Detroit-influenced stepping techno which combines stuttering R&B samples with twisting 303s. An impressive release, and one that will no doubt go down well with fans of the retro-futuristic house of Night Slugs and their contemporaries.
For the flip we're proud to introduce Tanka from Winchester UK, he brings us 'Amelie' which saunters along a Future Bass / Garage vibe with pounding kicks, sultry vocal edits and hints of 303 acid. Whether you are warming up the club or at peak hour this one is sure to make the ladies dance.
We asked Tanka a 6 pack of questions to get to know him better and this is what he has to say.
1. Q. Where were you born?
T. A. Southhampton south of England, but now i live in Winchester.
2. Q. How did you get into electronic dance music?
T. A. Through my brother who dj'd drum & bass.
3. Q. What other musical styles influence your sound?
T. A. Any music influences me really as long as my brain is in the right gear to vibe off of it.
4. Q. What are your hobbies?
T. A. Cycling to work, writing music, dancing with my trousers down and djing, oh and socializing.
5. Q. Where is your favorite place to unwind?
T. A. Probably my bedroom, i don't really unwind to be fair.
6. Q. Any shout outs?
T.A. Pasteman, Majora, Admin, my mum and my family.
Be sure to preview and leave feed back if you're feeling these tunes, they are already garnering support from the likes of Kastle, Udachi, Starkey, Sines, Reid Speed, Proper Villains, Rico Tubbs and Caged Baby. Ez listening!
Wachs Lyrical - 'What You Say' / Tanka - 'Amelie' by Hot N Heavy Recordings