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FR197
ARTIST
HYENAH
TITLE
TALE FROM DIRT (INCL. RAMPA REMIX)
LABEL
Freerange
CATALOGUE
FR197
FORMAT
12"
RELEASE DATE
    2014/12/01
TERRITORY
WORLDWIDE
GENRE
ALL ARTISTS
DESCRIPTION
The mysterious Hyenah is back with a vengeance, once again delivering a
vicious assault on unsuspecting bystanders with snapping jaws and a deadly
snarl. Ok, enough of that....  Tale From The Dirt is the follow up to this
years Hyenah debut The Wish (Dub) which brilliantly combined a raw, edgy,
electronic sound with the depth and groove of South African deep house.
This meant The Wish went onto become a firm favorite of everyone from
Dixon and Mano Le Tough through to Atjazz and Black Coffee and being
rinsed hard from Southport (Weekender) to Soweto.
Continuing to push their sound forward Hyenah come correct once again with
more Afrocentric goodness, bringing with them Aquarius Heaven for vocal
duties.  Tale From The Dirt builds on a stripped back, deep groove teasing
things out slowly with every little percussion hit and synth stab having
it’s own space and incredible clarity. Aquarius Heaven brings just the
right vibe with his tripped-out vocals adding to the hazy vibe of the
track.
Flipping over we have a brilliant remix from Keinemusik’s rising star
Rampa and a match made in heaven for the job in task it should be said.
Here he keeps the bare bones of the original but confidently draws things
out further still, building on the intense pulsing synth line and creating
energy from seemingly very little.  Wait till you hear this through a big
system on a packed dancefloor.
Finally we have The Chase, a track which could quite easily be the lead
track of the EP with it’s brutal stabs and rolling beats bringing a tough,
techy edge.  Once again, Hyenah tease out the arrangement with builds and
drops bringing maximum drama but without a white noise riser in sight!

Published: November 13, 2014