Few contemporary producers are able to nail the atmospheric shift from garage to house, however that’s not to say Huerco S. is an exception. When the enigmatic Kansas City producer first emerged on B.YRSLF division’s 2011 compilation Vybes Galore with his track “Got Me Ina Trance,” one could be forgiven for disposing the lackluster bass/footwork hybrid as the output of producer with a greater penchant for self-promotion than production finesse. Finding a new home on Ukrainian upstart imprint Wicked Bass, Huerco S. has swiftly reinvented his production persona with a release reminiscent of the burgeoning resurgence in the slo-mo house style that has been pushed back into the limelight in recent times by labels such as Sleazy Beats, Kolour Recordings, and Wolf Music.
The EP’s title track is a sensually slow-burning number with delicate hi-hats petering over delicately rinsed vocal clips, underpinned by gentle crescendos and deceptive synths. “Bypass” moves into deeper territory, with sweltering undertows and down-tempo harmonies blustering carelessly. The monotonous vocal samples and droning repetition within “Untitled” provide an ignorable lull on the B-side, and while slightly redeemed by the Braille (one half of Sepalcure) remix, demonstrates a talented producer grappling within the modification of influence and output.