Renowned for bringing a dose of groovy grit to his own style of Afro-tech, Daniel Rateuke jumps on the melodic tech bandwagon with Kadosh, Ivory and Sam Farsio to deliver an EP of stark sonic contrasts.
Daniel Rateuke takes safari to the streets with 'Dami', a bouncy, percussion led track. Jungly ethno-vocals are souped up with deep, rolling bass lines, steadily reaching altitude before laying it down with cleverly layered, precipitous drops.
'Patu is a tribeadelic peak-time offering, displaying intricately percussive ponderings. Video game-esque accents meld with mysterious, organic sounding instrumentation: this is where the Congo meets the club.
Kadosh and Ivory turn up the heat with 'Indian Summer', a lively, lascivious track of tight basslines and soaring strings which scale the highest of highs, taking us straight back to those hot, hazy hip-swinging daze and nights in the club.
Intense, deliberate builds are carried along by an urgent melody in 'Endless', a busy, snappy cut of limitless potential, featuring Sam Farsio. Bright keys and heartfelt strings are the perfect foil to intricate yet gentle synths and robust rhythm.
Pushing borders, boundaries and styles, this EP is like taking a magic carpet ride on a balmy evening ride through the ethno-sonic stratosphere.