The British duo Wayward have enjoyed a compelling 2018 establishing themselves as respected producers with a trio of celebrated EP’s including their 12” debuts on both Fort Romeau’s Cin Cin Records and Australian based label Beats Of No Nation. The sounds released from these efforts have shown that it’s quite hard to place these talented lads in any particular genre; having come out with a variety of music ranging from pure, unadulterated disco to futuristic, afro-tinged techno. If you have not been impressed with their range so far, you’d be hard-pressed not to after listening to their forthcoming record.
To start off the year, the duo have joined forces once again with Rob da Bank’s Silver Bear Recordings to come out with four-track EP that features two brand-new originals from Wayward themselves and a couple of remixes from it-boy Earth Trax and Glasgow legend Nightwave. The name of the release is titled “Raval” and we are fortunate enough to be sharing its title track. Staying true to their versatile nature, Wayward have elected to go into a completely different direction on this one.
From beginning to end, Raval is a tune that’s rooted in acid-house and instantly grabs your attention with its energetic bassline and bombastic percussion. However, these hard-hitting elements are complemented by a melodic assortment of distorted keys and airy vocals that give listeners an opportunity to catch their breath in between gripping moments of being compelled to dance and let go.
If you’re like me and would love to play this out in a big, dark room, make sure to grab your copy of “Raval” here! It’s set to come out March 1st!