Following a slew of quality house projects released on Afrocentric Records from artists such as “Vanco, Gino Brown, and SkyWhite, Candy Man” is the next producer to commandeer the decks and deliver four Afro house bangers. Throughout this brand-new EP, “Candy Man” bounces between organic and synthetic, folk and industrial, throwback and futuristic; the distinct styles between tracks lends variation to the extended play over its 28-minute runtime.
Kicking off with the EP highlight “TECHNOKRAT” jumps into future techno and progressive electronic territory, analog synthesizers developing alongside quasi-industrial/glitch textures into gorgeous piano-driven passages.
“Wolves” takes this in a simpler direction by taking a slightly stripped-back approach. As the EP progresses, the instrumentals become increasingly electronic in composition and sound. This is exemplified in the second track’s “Stjambok” structure, as the subtle string plucks accent a strong set of FM and subtractive synths.
To round off the EP the “Wijo” assisted beat “Obstraction”, we are introduced to the more organic side of the record. Reverberating strings and hand percussions lightly envelop a punchy Afrotech drum & 808 pattern.