Precis – TAH, stylised as TVH, is back with a bang, giving WAVS an exclusive of this concise & well-executed EP on our first anniversary. The overall spacey & ambient quality of the collection is right up my alley; mood music with a hard bassline & kick. When Frank Ocean said “… sounds make you cry, some nights you dance with tears in your eyes”, he was forseeing this EP in my life.
Abstract from Thread Imprint (record label):
“Wallflower is the debut project from TAH on Thread Imprint after his 3 year hiatus from music. Built on foundations of Brick City (or Jersey) Club music, the projects sounds draw influences from a range of inspirations.
In “I Gets Down” one can hear organs and breaks reminiscent of Jersey Garage house morphed into a deconstructed bass blast. The low-end continues to drive on “Work Dat” where the producer lays a consistent heavy groove bassline juxtaposed with minute percussion, contrasting highs and lows while giving space for the dancer/listener to move in between. Rounding out the tape is “Get Deez”, an experimental and ambient production which shows his affinity for sound design. All in all the “Wallflower” provides a minimal yet compelling dancing fuel inside and outside the club.”
Parallel – This project in particular gives me Moire meets Dean Blunt if DJ Sliink & Nadus took them through a tour of the New Jersey Club scene. “GetDeez” is more experimental if we’re talking genre, but it’s still very much a club track. “I Gets Down” has the distinct Jersey kick-drum sequence, that progression that’s sure to get your chest moving like there’s an ice box where your heart used to be. “Work Dat” is a grimey dance bop which sounds, almost completely, like a faster Gqom beat (the raw South African House Music that’s been steadily rising to the mainstream from the Durban underground). A favourite off the EP, “Work Dat” gets a super sultry, slightly Jersier remix from Bosstone sure to get you moving. A bonus track “Hot Pum Pum” is the perfect mix of warped bassline, Jersey kick, & a synth heavy sample loop of what “this pussy” will do.
Vibe – This EP is perfect for a late night solo study session or cruising on an empty, sparsely-lit highway. It’d also fit in perfectly to a good twerk/workout playlist, as well as getting circles opened on the dance floor.