The unrelenting Hot Creations imprint has snapped up sensational talent wAFF and his impressive debut ‘Jo Johnson EP’. Bursting with solid house groove, this three-track treasure paves the way for what is set to be a huge year for this rising star.
Still only in his early 20’s, UK based producer wAFF has an undeniable talent that far exceeds his years.. Co-founder of long established club night Koala in Hull, wAFF has played host to some of the best names in the industry. His tracks are already being championed by key heavy weights including Jamie Jones, Richy Ahmed and Subb-an in notorious clubs such as DC10 and fabric. With excitement building for this stunning EP, it’s only a matter of time before wAFF is recognised as incredibly talented and globally admired.
Fuzzy and raw on the edges, title track ‘Jo Johnson’ steams in with a heavy rolling bass enhanced with the seriously sharp kick and hushed seductive whispers. Erratic and prominent percussion plays to full effect on the dance floor, creating rapid build and bubbling energy, while added vocals creep in for a real flavour of jacking house. Escalating into a full-fledged affair of Balearic vocal harmony over the tough beats and solid groove, there is no doubt this dance floor bomb will lead the soundtrack to the summer.
Taking it deeper ‘Jeyda’ beats with a powerful force fusing metallic keys and hypnotic sweeps of melodic chords that add emotion and drama. Keeping wAFF’s trademark sharp kick, the track progresses with contrasting alluring whispers and dreamy layers.
Rounding off this highly accomplished EP is the techier of the selection, ‘Rainbows’. Soaring spacey synths, subtle shakes, pacey percussive passages and an epic melodic break down make this trippy late night number one to remember.
Published: 3rd May 2012