The Darkest Hype (Phillip D Kick vocal mix) - (3:21) 160 BPM
The Darkest Hype (Wondagurl remix) - (3:27) 160 BPM
The Darkest Hype (Moresounds Darkest Dub) - (3:56) 160 BPM
The Darkest Hype (original version) - (4:44)
The Darkest Hype (Phillip D Kick instrumental remix) - (3:22) 160 BPM
Cadenza is hotly tipped producer Oliver Rodigan who is now finally releasing a vocal version of his cult hit instrumental. The tune is essentially a reworking of The Lafyette Afro Rock Band's '70s classic 'The Darkest Light' (as famously sampled on Public Enemy's 'Show 'Em Whatcha Got'). The lead version marries killer sleazy trap-isms to that beguiling sax sample, footwork producer Philip D Kick delivers a sinister, hip hop-ish version featuring a relentless rap from Brooklyn's Deena Jonez. Elsewhere Wondagurl add some drama with ominous brass samples and synthpop lines, while Moresounds wraps things up in trippy, maybe even comatose, cotton wool.
Left_blank graduate Lorca steps out on the impossible to predict Dummy label with a two tracker of supreme proportions. "Can't See Higher" has seen plenty of favourable comparisons to "Hyph Mngo" era Joy Orbison thanks to that fractured female wail and soft focused breakdown, though the most impressive aspect for us is the almost too loose percussion that's reminiscent of Kieran Hebden in one of his Fabric friendly moments. Up next, "Missed Me" hints at a percussive swiftness that would have Blawan shifting uneasily, though instead of matching the SoYo producer in the how to scare a dancefloor with deviant techno stakes, Lorca instead flushes the rhythms with a shimmering, smudged out deepness - again centred around teased female vocals.
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