It seems that Dapayk used to listen to a lot of Hip-Hop when he was younger. His latest EP for Still vor Talent "Let Go" has got these influences written all over it.
The title track starts out with a male vocal and some sounds that sound a little like scratching before things then quickly head into the direction of the club. The vocal by singer Camara could not be more reminiscent of 80s house music and this track has got all the soul and groove of this era. Beneath the delicate vocal and sound patterns lies a wonderfully simply staccato house groove that is sure to get everyone shuffling.
On the flip things get a little more techy with "Nneka", a deeper and more melodic tech house glider that gently takes the listener towards a harmonic state of mind. Beautifully arpeggiated pads, a warm soulful groove and some reverbed vocals make this one.
Last up is the sample-based tech-house stomper "Up Yo" featuring production partner Jon Hester. This is loop heaven: a pushy beat loop with many snares, reverse samples and an unexpected saxophone melody make this one the perfect changeover track from warm-up to peak-time.
This EP shows Dapayk's skills to combine many musical influences into his unique still of tech-house music. Price: 8 €