On August 21st rising DJ/producer Haider presents the ‘Endless Clouds’ EP on his own label
Breaker Breaker, where pristine future electro meets high tech funk and raw, jacking house.
This new release follows praise from a wide selection of world-class DJs and media for his
past 12”s, not to mention achievements as label owner, party promoter, canny early spotter
of talent and general proactive instigator.
Now based in Berlin but originally from Sheffield via a stint in London, there’s a commonality
throughout all of Haider Masroor’s music that links both thematically and geographically. His
productions recall both Steel City bleep and its distant younger cousin bassline, using only
sparse elements, with beats and bass at the fore, to deadly effect. London is audible too via
the spiky energy of grime and the swinging shuffle of UK funky, and so is Berlin, evident in
the sleek sheen and efficient precision.
On ‘Maracuja’ lush pads, pitched-up vocal snippets, bleeps and proper electro beats ride
atop a deep, purring bassline that unfurls like giant waves, with sub bass punctuation adding
further hefty depth.
The bouncy, punchy beats and pristine gleam of ‘I Came To Destroy’ are somewhere
between celestial Miami bass and the aquatic grooves of Drexciya, again propelled by
gigantic slo-mo bass tones.
A modern take on the cut-up samples of 90s house, on ‘Grove Street’ Haider mixes
elements of classic French touch, Chicago rawness and low fi outsider grit, to create
something very enticing indeed.
Published: 20th July 2020