Review: Hendrick – Evolution EP
This EP displays creative, technically proficient electronic dance music with some crisp vocal chop harmonies. Amongst the many EP’s that have been released this year by the new wave of Kenyan producers, ‘Evolution’ stands out from the top notch production to the quality, sounds picked and so much more.
The EP opens with a dark vibed track with an interesting name, ‘Meme Science’. The background deep grunt like sounds stood out on this track. It is quite interesting how Hendrick managed to pack different sounds and ideas in the 2 minutes that the sound lasts.
Up next is ‘Color Shifting’, a high tempo track with great energy and cleanly processed nice vocals. The track builds intensity in the second drop, thanks to a heavy bass line and trippy vocal chops.
‘Overt’ takes things a notch highly with its groovy vibe. It starts off with bubbly arpeggios to build up to a dancy phase before cutting into a clean seamless part filled with angelic vocals.
Fast-paced ‘Overload’ comes in fourth full of that electro house energy with garage vibes all over. This track will definitely get people jacking in the dance floor so Djs better put it up in their crates.
With the most minimal intros, ‘Wishes’ samples anime voices to lead to a static feel. It evolves so stealthily that you find yourself drifting, wondering how you get there. This is a highly polished and beautifully constructed track with just enough ambience to keep the feely people in utopia for at least four minutes.
Closing off this beautifully crafted EP, ‘Sparks’ that ignites the rev in the raver within you. A 5 am –lets- close-the-club-with-one-last-epic-track, ‘Sparks’ brings down the curtain in style to one of Hendricks’ most dynamic releases so far.
Have a listen, enjoy and leave a comment!