One of Drumcode’s solid MVP’s Wehbba comes strong with a sci-fi themed trio of tracks to kick off 2023.
The Brazilian enjoyed another stellar year in 2022, with highlights include the excellent ‘Dynamo’ EP on Drumcode in April, a contribution to A-Sides ‘The Next Step’ and collaborating with Adam Beyer to remix the classic Planetary Assault Systems cut ‘In From The Night’. He likewise played Drumcode’s WHP, our NYC event at Avant Gardner and Drumcode São Paolo to round out the year.
His latest EP on Drumcode ‘Premonition’ is an atmosphere-rich, intergalactic-themed trip that plays out deliciously over three cuts. The title track is imagined as a kind of travel through space and time, propelled by sci-fi synths, Wehbba’s trademark full bodied basslines and a cleverly placed sample from a David Bowie interview. ‘The Message’ is a dynamic beast of a track driven by robotic synth stabs, a catchy melodic riff and memorable vocal refrain ‘Mars Needs Women’ sampled from a 1950s sci-fi film. It has all the ingredients to be another classic addition to Wehbba’s discography. ‘Inertia’ is led by a hypnotising riff that builds over six minutes. “I love to play this track after a series of rave bangers to keep the energy levels up while taking people on a trip,” shares Wehbba.
The EP follows his standout contribution to the E-Dancer Re:Generate compilation with ‘Velocity Funk’. The artist has also been making waves with his hardware-only ‘Wehbba’s Live Station’ show, which explores the spontaneous effects of recreating old and new compositions in a live environment. Highlights so far and forthcoming include Awakenings, Barcelona’s iconic Brunch in the Park event and Sónar Istanbul.