Artist: Iklwa Brothers
Title: The Voyager EP
Genre: Deep House
Record Label: Infected Soul
Release Date: 12 June 2012
The Voyager EP is a three track release from Infected Soul. Deep Sky is a jazzy, afro-deep concoction that incorporates soft arpeggiated percussion, a clean, simple piano line and sustained, ethereal strings into what could be best described as slow capitulation to the groove. The build up is brief, quickly melding all the elements of the track into a sultry, aural massage. The basic rhythm is maintained throughout in a way that doesn’t at any point become monotonous, with enough organ like solo runs to keep you shrugging your shoulders along to the undulations.
One Day ft Andylloyd contains quite a bit of synth work, arranged in a way that gently meanders through a steady build up. The instrumentation isn’t particularly complex, but the way each new sound is introduced keeps you anticipating what direction the track will take next.
The spoken verse Andylloyd lays over the track isn’t particularly impressive though, the repetition of phrases and the actual content of the verses is more distracting than anything else. Thankfully, the instrumental mix removes this obstacle to the enjoyment of what is otherwise a solid production.
Infected Soul shows a lot of promise on this release, and if this EP is any signal of intent, then you can expect to hear a lot more soulful, story-like productions from this KZN outfit. Another of their tracks was recently featured on Lars Behrenroth’s Deeper Shades of House radio show, not bad for guys who’ve only been at it for a couple of years. Be sure turn your ear drums to their B.L.A.C.K EP released under Nick Holder’s DNH label.