Afterhours. is back with Ukrainian underground talent Silat Beksi. As expected, the 3-tracker appropriately named “Transend EP” displays a fine selection of stripped-down music prone to dancefloor introspection.
The title track ‘Transend’ shows Silat’s talent for creating steady, bare-boned grooves, filling the sonic space with menacing atmospheres, chopped vocals and bizarre modular squelches. Flipside’s ‘Monoliza’ follows the same stable groove principle but applies quirky sound-design techniques reminiscent of the golden ages of microhouse for an added swing. ‘Elephant Dream’, the EP’s closing track, swaps the four-by-four rhythms with breakbeat-infused constructions, adding just the right amount of sway for its deeply floating atmosphere.
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