Our Thursday selection:
Black Cadmium – Our Legacy (Vault Wax, VWX004)
Dutch duo Black Cadmium team up with Vault Wax this summer to deliver a five-track EP entitled ‘Our Legacy’.
Joginda Macnack and Mike Richards, who make up the Black Cadmium duo, are two Dutch DJs, producers, and radio hosts of Surinamese descent who focus on a wide variety of authentic music. Black Cadmium are heavily influenced by the London to Detroit connection—from Hi-Tek to grime- tinged, UK sounds. On their musical journey, they have found themselves and delivered enchanting music on labels such Naive, Afro Acid, Ovum, United Identities, and acid-focused, Rotterdam-based imprint, Vault Wax, who the pair team up with again this summer. These two creative minds will guide you through their interpretation of sound with an explorative vision and an anything kind of attitude.
‘Our Legacy’ kicks off proceedings with sci-fi-like bleeps, pulsating bass grooves and oscillating acid throbs before ‘I Told Ya’ lays down breaks-tinged rhythms and fluttering 303 synths peppered with scintillating fx and shimmering 808s. Up next, the irresistible otherworldly cut ‘I Need You’ takes the EP into deeper territories as the tingling kicks, irresistible low frequencies and funk-infused atmospheres elegantly harmonise with each other.
On the flip, ‘004’ showcases Black Cadmium’s soulful yet effervescent style. Bumpy drums, dreamy melodies laced with sparkling tones and Detroit-Esque uplifting leads take the focus with pure style until ‘Bohemian’ rounds things off with lush melodies, rattling highs orbiting the zappy modulations that together effortlessly emanate an inspiriting aura throughout.
Tracklist: Black Cadmium – Our Legacy (Vault Wax, VWX004)
01. Our Legacy
02. I Told Ya
03. I Need Y ou