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