238 West welcome Slovakian tech/prog house meister Ri Za with his latest EP Half Way. The title track ‘On A Half Way’ kicks off proceedings with a dark brooding tone, the infectious chugging ever evolving bassline drives the track forward, accompanied by tough industrial percussive elements and fx hits, intertwined with warped heavily automated synth lines, and cleverly effected vocal hits propels this unrelenting piece of music to a conclusion.
The second track on this release, ‘Medieval’ is a deeper affair, with dreamy synthscapes, fused with subtle chord stabs gentle percussion and spoken dialogue giving ‘Medieval’ an airy, calm and uplifting vibe. In already having establishing his credentials as a master of his craft, the Half Way EP once again showcases Ri Za’s talents in taking them a step further. Not to be missed!
- Release dateApril 6, 2015