Although a newcomer, Tennan has long been soaking up underground dance music as a dancer, DJ and student of music technology in Leeds. He has a slick sound that has landed him on Viva Music, 20/20 Vision and Repopulate Mars, and now he makes another huge stride forward with his fresh offerings here.
The excellent ‘Everyday’ kicks things off in infectious and party-starting fashion with restless drums and loose percussion all getting you on your toes. Enveloping sub bass rolls down low and the addition of a vocal loop and curious synth sound really finish things in style.
Detlef appeared here last in 2013 with his Daxx EP, and now shows off the evolution of his sound with a killer remix. His take on ‘Everyday’ flips the cut into something more incendiary, with huge hi hat loops layered in and an even more freaky and dehumanized vocal adding a weird aspect to the razor sharp tech house groove.
Tennan then comes on strong once more with ‘NahDah’, a track built on woodpecker kicks that rattle your ribs. Funky little bass riffs get you shaking your behind and clever filters make for playful passages of tension and release. It’s essential dancing music of the highest order, as is closer ‘Malouca’, the prickly and spiky cut with metallic percussive sounds, whirring machines and squelchy acid synths all zipping about like a cat on a hot tin roof.
There is a real sense of humor and cheekiness to this EP that makes it yet another standout effort from Moon Harbour as they snap up an explosive new talent.
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Artist: Tennan, Detlef
Title: Everyday EP
Label: Moon Harbour