Title: Inanna / Time to Change
Label: Kenja Records
Catalogue number: KR042
Release Date: 15th March 2019 | Beatport Pre-order
Genre: Tech House / Techno
2018 was a landmark year for Irish live act, Hybrasil. Aside from playing Ireland’s famed Electric Picnic festival, he has also thrown it down in Ibiza alongside the likes of Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Len Faki & Sam Paganini at Amnesia, released on Gregor Tresher’s Break New Soil, and also traded Dublin for a full-time move to Berlin. As if all that weren’t enough, he has also just signed 4 tracks to Radio Slave’s ‘Rekids Special Projects’, recorded a mix for John Digweed’s radio show and his track, ‘Lady Nada’ was selected as one of Beatport’s Top 50 Techno Tracks of 2018.
Now, following a string of well-received releases on his self titled Hybrasil label and Hydrozoa, he delivers his third release for Ronnie Spiteri’s Kenja Records, courtesy of an intriguing three-track EP that also comes backed with a remix by Spanish producer Danny Serrano.
the ‘Inanna / Time to Change’ EP kicks off courtesy of ‘Inanna’. As is the producer’s forte, this one is high-octane techno, the likes of which has been made with the sole intention to decimate the dancefloor. A gnarly, pulverising cut that grows in stature as it progresses, it’s very much indicative of Kenja’s move toward more techno-focused planes. Eerie, dramatic and full of full of clever piano lines that lend the track a great sense of momentum, this is forceful stuff indeed.
‘Time to Change’ is Hybrasil’s other original. Notable for its old-school prowess and Detroit-inspired rhythms, it quite expertly merges the sounds of house and techno with a sort of swagger that’s undoubtedly been influenced by Jeff Mills and his ilk. A captivating cut that closes a killer release in some fashion.
Elsewhere, Danny Serrano leaves his stamp on ‘Innana’ in impressively inimitable fashion. Keeping hold of the original’s baseline, he conjures up a catchy, effective, low-end heavy interpretation that’s notable for an unrelenting groove and a drop that’s sure to prompt dancefloor pandemonium.
02. Inanna (Danny Serrano remix)
03. Time to Change