DeWalta – Nightshade EP (VA031)

Our jazzy multi instrumentalist, Dewalta a.k.a. David Koch, returns to Vakant with another popping fresh release, as earnestly house as house can get. Since his first Vakant release in 2008 (VA021 Salgaro/Farina) David’s music has taken him around the world in black largely covering our Earth’s northern and southern hemispheres.

Side A is graced by “Move Yo” sitting as close to late 1990’s Baby Ford as one can get without a time machine and personal guide to London’s underground. David somehow owns this genre while still making it distinctly his.

B1 “Night Shade” keeps the housey goose bumps going with a drier and more direct approach. Cheeky bleeps and chunky bass balance dark spacey vocals to land the track somewhere between night and day.

“Angels Trumpet” at the B2 position closes this stellar EP out with a track that again borrows from the genre, but continues way beyond its standards with melodic elements that push and pull you in multiple directions resulting in no less than dance floor catharsis.