Voyeur – Mundunugu [Omena Records]

Leo Picking and Benson Herbert, better known as Voyeur, are a UK house duo that hail from London. Having burst onto the scene back in 2012 as teens, Voyeur have earned the respect and mentorship from absolute legends like Frankie Knuckles, Masters At Work, Dennis Ferrer, and Cassy. Not bad for a bunch of youngsters, right? What’s even crazier about their backstory is the fact that Kerri Chandler took them under his wing and helped release their first single Blame It on the Youth on the prestigious Mad Tech Records while also coming out with their debut LP on his imprint Koaz Theory in 2016.

In continuing their run of success, the lads have paired up with the likes of Tooli and Omena Records to come out with their upcoming, 4-track EP titled Awakening. As the cover art of the release indicates, Voyeur have decided to take their aptitude for creating deep house and combine that with the eccentric rhythms of the Motherland. Instead of simply coming out with edits of their favorite African classics, Voyeur have taken an authentic approach to crafting the music on this record.

Take their original “Mundunugu” for example. Although the African influences are clearly present, Voyeur have decided to channel that same energy and pair it with their own dancefloor assortment of pulsating synths and throbbing basslines. This manages to create a tune that truly builds upon the spirit of its sampled elements – making the song sound as modern as it does primal. I can already see clubgoers faces melt wherever this certified weapon is played during the upcoming months. An absolute chune with a capital C!

To get your hands on “Mundunugu” as well as the other three tracks on Awakening, make sure to pre-order your copy by following this link.


Yassin