::Aiwaska Feat. Aquarius Heaven – Dose::
Aiwaska’s status keeps growing from strength to strength with every release. He has recently been remixed by the likes of Patrice Bäumel, Tensnake, Audiofly and Jenia Tarsol, and with collaborations with the likes of The Egyptian Lover, Robert Owens, Starving Yet Full (Azari&III) and Idd Aziz, his tracks are always full of life and attitude. For this hot new single, he teams up with Circus Company artist Aquarius Heaven for a salacious bomb.
From the most simple of elements you’re immediately hooked. A throbbing kick, tom and woodblock groove sucks you into the track, with Aquarius Heaven’s warped, twisted-sounding vocal soon adding a dramatic feel. Stuttering hi-hats continue the ‘80s acid house percussive feel, but they’re soon augmented by a tight closed hat and phat claps. Pulsing monotone bass cuts through the track as dark pad tones rise in and out of the mix. The debauched vocal hook fits the track perfectly (“Fuck it baby, I’m dirty”), adding a seedy feel as heady synth blasts pepper the mix.
There’s not a melody in earshot in this moody track, and none is needed. The interplay of different atmospheres, morphing textures, subtle percussive twists and expert production make this an absolute juggernaut of a track that blends techno, house and electro references. Weapons-grade material.