Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Okzharp & Mante Ribane - Closer Apart [Hyperdub Promo]

Scheduled for release via Hyperdub on July 5th, 2k18 is "Closer Apart", the first full collaborational album by South African-artists Okzharp & Mante Ribane which have been appearing on the label with two successful EP's prior to this longplayer. Produced over a long distance with not much time actually spent together as Okzharp is residing in London and Mante Ribane being in Johannesburg we see the two catering a thirteen track menu starting with the geniously titled "W U @", a blurry, dreamlike interpretation of sparse Future Soul with a well catchy twist followed by "Make U Blue", another sweet banger for advanced dancefloor redefining the term Urban musically for 2k18 and so does the epic third tune "Why U In Way". And it's this triplet of tunes that paves the way for and perfectly summarizes all things to come - a deeply touching, heartfelt array of contemporary slow jams for lovers, highly advanced dancefloors and followers of the latest developments in general bass music. A future classic, unique, outstanding and yet not on a novelty tip that everyone needs in their collection - especially for killer cuts like "Zagga", the uptempo Funk-infused "Never Thought", the billowing, cyrstalline and captivating Ambient / Spoken Word piece that is "Time Machine" or the seemingly Ska-influenced Afro cut that is "Theletsa". Highly recommended!


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