A Homage EP
Shenoda’s forthcoming release on Hypercolour’s little sister label Losing Suki (run by Kings of the Underground Jamie Russell and Alex Jones) is called ‘A Homage’ EP and is a painfully on point exploration of modern interpretations of garage. Shenoda, a UK based producer, DJ and freelance composer, has had previous releases out on Hypercolour, Fear Of Flying and Connaissour and has had ongoing support from underground heavyweights Mosca, Deetron and Martyn with his mid-2011 ‘Shots EP’. After recently bringing down the house (or shall we say tent) at Gottwood with a set that rivalled some of the most prolific acts there, Shenoda is quickly rising through the undercurrents of this new wave of super talented producers.
'A Homage’ EP is a three track adventure of garage, house and techno and compiles in one release the sounds that the kids just cannot get enough of at the moment. The first track ‘Flex’ has a menacing, soul drilling sub bass, fast paced snares and whirring chords. One for the warehouse, big sound bass and affected vocals will have the rave arms pumping and the screwfaces forming nicely. ‘Bubbles’ has the same fusion house/garage vibe; complex drum patterns, percussive claps and disjointed vocal samples, with the continuing growling sub bass. High hit snares and well concocted rising and falling compositions means this track is constantly re-exploding, with consistent spine tingling drops. ‘Every Time I Say’ has the garage pitched up vocal cry, stepping kick drum and is the most ‘garage’ out of the three. Two-steppy, high note ‘baby girl’ vocals ensure this wouldn’t be out of place in a Vauxhall rave circa 98, but it’s fresher than that, and of course, beautifully produced.
The honest truth is that this EP can only be described as ‘naughty’. Shenoda’s showcased his talent in a way that is perfectly in tune with the current soundscape trends of the moment and has executed it with brutal perfection, adding his own new unique twist. Down to the warehouse please.
Shenoda - A Homage is out on Losing Suki, August 2012
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