It doesn't get much better than top notch collaborations signed to a hot and edgy label, but that's what Hydraulix has brought to the table with this debut album that's gradually being revealed single by single.
"Concrete," undoubtedly is the hardest of the bunch that has been shown off so far. Dark and gurgling basslines form the platform of aggressive vocal work from the likes of Jasiah. The intensity isn't overbearing, but instead power-inducing as the line between yelling and rapping becomes blurred. The track is refreshing in many ways as it doesn't come off generic in comparison to the swath of dark electronic songs that are out there.
With other tracks out off of the album, this single certainly draw curiosity around the other 2 past revealed tracks on Concrete LP.
"Another Minute," breaks the tension with a melodic nature thanks to Muchi. The melodic rap versus coming right after something of that magnitude such as, "Concrete," makes the ears tune in on a deeper level as to what is exactly is being spoken by the vocalist. Charming in many ways and cleverly coordinated, "Another Minute," is another winner here.
The last release off of the album is his collaboration with Nitti Gritti titled "Waratah." The single is a banger of a track, showcasing the versatility of bass music with everything from crazy wobbles to electrifying screeches. Sweet at some moments, sour at others, the track acts as a fitting ending to the EP considering the collective dynamism within.