Following ‘Dark Clouds’, his collaboration with Teenage Mutants and PETER PAHN, which stands as Drumcode‘s biggest track of 2023, Heerhorst ends the year with his debut solo release on Adam Beyer’s label via the gargantuan ‘Wimbo’.
Meaning ‘song’ in Swahili, the track samples the vocal from Zerb ‘Mwaki’ and draws on the stunning lead from Kenyan singer Sofiya Nzau, who sings in the Bantu language Kikuyu, a language spoken in Kenya.
Utilizing the vocal to cracking effect, Heerhorst‘s take has been highlighting Beyer‘s sets stretching back to the summer, including shows at Ultra Tokyo, Awakenings b2b with Layton Giordani and his Hï Ibiza residency.
The release includes an Original Mix that is six minutes of powerful emotive techno, which superbly balances the energy between Nzau‘s vocal and Heerhorst‘s crisp percussion. Meanwhile, the 6AM Mix is a slower burner, teasing out the grooves into rolling late-night progressive techno territory. An outstanding all-round pack.
Listen to the tracks HERE!