Yeni - Hang On
Cyborgs in Love got techno tongues wagging recently when they released the exceptional ‘Different World’ EP by John Haden, featuring remixes by label boss YENI as well as another from DJ Emerson. For the label’s latest, it’s YENI who takes up the reigns courtesy of the no-less exceptional ‘Hang On’ EP. A stunning five-tracker featuring three originals and two remixes, it’s very much the sound of a producer who’s destined for great things.
Opening up the release is title track, ‘Hang On’. A peak-time jam that would suit large spaces a la Awakenings or Berghain, it offers a trippy insight into the mind of a producer whose impeccable techno sound has already found favour with some of the genre’s foremost acts. Wigbert then takes matters down an even more ominous path, with his snare-filled remix a suitably banging interpretation of what’s come before.
YENI’s next original is ‘Axon’. Another big-room track, its unrelenting ethos is characterised by its fierce clips and a thunderous bassline that’s sure to shake the room to its core. Elrow man Andres Campo then turns in a fine remix that’s notable for its clever drum work especially. A real tension builder, it’s the sort of battle weapon that’s best handled with care but will go down a treat when dropped at the right time. The EP then culminates with ‘Holy Moly’, an intriguing track with echoes of Marc Houle era Minus. A playful addition to the package, it closes matters amongst a cacophony of beguiling 8 bit sounds. Sterling work from a producer we can expect to hear much more from over the next while.