DJ Taye is welcomed back to Hyperdub for his second EP on the label after last year’s popular ‘Break It Down’ EP and a North American tour with Jessy Lanza. The ‘Move Out’ EP is a masterclass in a distinctly soulful, dusky footwork sound with a melancholic undercurrent that’s crossed with a precise eye for detail.
‘Burnin Ya Boa’ ft DJ Manny opens the EP with a crisp, micro-edited arrangement of tumbling piano, dubbed out chants and a heart-tugging woodwind melody playing hide and seek with racing, ever-changing footwork drum and bass patterns.
‘Go 2 Sleep’ ft DJ Earl rolls with a narcoleptic woody percussion loop, and a vocal urging “Please go to sleep”, a request which is challenged with drill sounds, rave stabs, energetic footwork drums, and soft bass tones.
The super minimal ‘I Need I Want‘ ft DJ Manny & DJ Spinn takes a house acapella and spins it into something more urgent and compulsive, the vocalist’s insistent, addicted pleas met with a downcast, tumbling melody.
‘Move Out’ ends the EP on a brighter note, with big Detroit techno chords and a warm Moog-like solo-cum-melody.
The ‘Move Out’ EP is just a taster for the avalanche of new DJ Taye material forthcoming in 2017.
1. Burnin Ya Boa (ft. DJ Manny)
2. Go 2 Sleep (ft. DJ Earl)
1. I Need I Want (ft. DJ Manny & DJ Spinn)
2. Move Out