Article number: HYPE067
As proprietors’ of the Will & Ink label, Yaleesa Hall & Malin Genie have been maintaining a busy and consistent release schedule of top notch techno sounds, largely releasing their own, well received, productions. The duo appeared on Hypercolour’s “10 Years” compilation in 2016 with the excellent “Buchan Trap”, and we’ve been blessed to secure a full single release with the on-point pair. The mechanical funk of “Artin” swings with plenty of assured groove; the shuffling hats, dense kicks and dubby stabs that ping pong across this fierce production mark this out as a real killer cut. Dario & Marco Zenker, AKA the Zenker Brothers, take time out from their busy Ilian Tape operations to remix “Artin” into a brutal yet funky techno goliath. Congas perpetually roll forward, with frenetic 909 hats and raw and ready stabs in what may well be one of the Zenker’s finest remixes to date. The essence of funk continues in Hall & Malin’s music, with “Cahen”, a great slab of compelling techno that never slips too far into darkness, instead keeping an ever evolving groove and some abstract drone like synthesis to keep the mood buoyant. Wrapping up the release is “Brown”, a track that finishes as urgently as it starts, perhaps with a cap doffed to the Purpose Maker sounds of a certain Jeff Mills, but broadening the palette to allow some trippy sound architecture and an effective breakdown mid way through. Modern day techno supplied by a duo that will most certainly flourish over the coming months, Yaleesa Hall & Malin deliver the goods aplomb on this Hypercolour single.