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: 13th November 2014