HedZup Records label head WLAD presents his new album ‘Kiss’ which finds him collaborating on eight fresh cuts with some of the scene’s top names. They are Oden & Fatzo, iO (Mulen), Luca Donzelli, De La Swing, DJ Steaw, Mancini, MADVILLA, Project89, Theos and KONG and it all makes for vital listening.
WLAD, Oden & Fatzo, Theos, and KONG kick off with ‘Korean BBQ’, a vibey cut with silky pads and nice deep house beats that come alive with great samples and boogie bass. The second collaboration with Luca Donzelli ‘Señor Espresso’ is more physical, with smart filters used and tripped-out designs making it a cosmic joy, before the track with iO (Mulen) ‘Blackout’ gets more tense. As always it is spaced out house but with a menacing bassline. WLAD & De La Swing close out the first 12″ with ‘Let’s Dance’, a percussive, slinky number that dances about with looseness and electronic funk.
Disc2 opens with the collaboration with DJ Steaw ‘Culture Club’, a speedy and stripped-back cut with molten bass and neon pads, then WLAD & Mancini ‘Early Bird’ is a clipped tech groove with rich, rubbery bass and drums making the tune really pop. WLAD & MADVILLA’s ‘Nu Phase’ is all about the percolating bass, sci-fi sound designs and heady groove. WLAD & Project89 ‘Won’t Let You Down’ round out this most stylish album with another futuristic take on electronic house funk.
This is a superb statement from WLAD who is now firmly entrenched at the cutting edge of underground house. You can now listen to the full premiere of ‘Let’s Dance’ with De La Swing exclusively on When We Dip. Enjoy!
Release Date: December 22nd, 2022. Buy Here