Hyenah, has been hard at work for over the last few years and with that he has built a unique sound which I would say ‘ties between the deep house mecca of Johannesburg and the cutting edge electronic scene in Europe’. That to me sums up Hyenah’s sound which is so easy to listen to and yet can fill any Dance Floor anywhere in the world.
With a handful of influential and pivotal releases and remixes on a few key labels (Objektivity, Drumpoet, Poker Flat, Toytonics) Hyenah has established himself as a major talent to follow. With his residency and label night Rise at Berlin institution Watergate going from strength to strength, a busy touring schedule taking in Ibiza, Angola, Asia and the U.S, it is safe to say that all of us as ‘Afro House Music Heads’ appreciate that Hyenah still found time to get into the studio and present ‘The Usuthu EP’ to us. The lead track ‘Usuthu’ featuring the ‘B’utiza’s’ vocals opens the release in fine style with crisp, percussive beats laying the foundation for the precision synths and trademark Hyenah ‘Afro vibes’. Those who loved The Wish, Tale Of The Dirt and The Idea will love this worthy follow up!
Usuthu is a messive track which got me ‘spell bound’ as ‘B’utiza’ just kept on chanting some truly unique ‘Zulu/Scathamayi’ influenced vocals. This is a must have track if you searching for something new when you are enjoying your sound and with our choice being Mr Raoul K’s version. Interms of the ‘track progression’, nothing out there at the moment lives up to the magic Hyenah,B’utiza and Mr Raoul K created on ‘Usuthu’. Some it up, Awesome, Must Get Track!!!