On the Radar: Yaleesa Hall x Malin – Artin Brown Cahin EP

Yaleesa Hall and Malin bump heads to deliver four shots of techno tonic straight into your veins. The Waveform Transmitter’s Paul McGuinness gives his ears a workout thanks to the Will & Ink duo.

Onwards into December and time for some deep and furious techno vibes from Will & Ink label owners, Yaleesa Hall and Malin. The pair have been maintaining a busy and consistent release schedule of top-notch techno sounds, largely releasing their own, well-received, productions. This time the duo are making an appearance on Hypercolour, nailing down a full single release.

We open with Artin which swings with plenty of mechanical, funked-out tech grooves, shuffling hats, a hard-end kick drum, and dubby stabs that scream quality and bite.

Next up Artin gets the remix treatment from Dario & Marco Zenker, AKA The Zenker Brothers, and they turn the track into an out-and-out, all techno assault, making it both fierce and brutal in the way only they know how. Complete with rolling congas and 909 hats all dancing on top of the raw and ready stabs. No messing about on this one.

Cahen, is track three of four on this EP and is a great slab of compelling techno that stays just above the darkness but skating on the very thin ice of the void. Constantly evolving and traveling into the abstract side of the techno genre, Cohen comes complete with a bubbling undercurrent of machine like drones and layered synthesis.

Bringing the release to a close is Brown, a track that rushes to the end quicker than it began, reminding us of a certain legend and pioneer that is Jeff Mills, and his timeless Purpose Maker label and movement. Yaleesa Hall and Malin’s interpretation of that side of the techno sound adding an alien-like quality to the proceedings, which finishes in a flurry of minor chords.


Author: Ste Knight

Editor at The Waveform Transmitter. Lover of acid basslines, cavernous kick drums, and dark rooms. Cut his teeth to Surgeon's blistering techno assault at T-Funkshun in Liverpool and hasn't stopped for breath since.

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