01. Yaya – Always With Me
02. Yaya – Feel The Reaction
03. Kasbah Zoo – Rews
04. Kasbah Zoo – Sighs
Artwork by Yugo Hasegawa
Shock and awe is the name of the game with Souvenirplus’ next release. We’re bringing the big guns in the form of a pulsing techno split EP from Yaya and Kasbah Zoo.
Yaya is a young producer hailing from Italy’s very own motor city, Torino and has been making waves with releases on Cadenza and Desolat. Bringing his driving sound for the first time to Souvenir, the first track’s relentless beat-steel toecapped by the powerful compressed kick and an instantly recognizable funky repeating vocal. ‘Feel The Reaction’ tightens the tension screw somewhat, a tight snare pattern interplays with garbled voices and the hissing bassline, all brought together by the nightmare chime of some midnight clocktower.
Kasbah Zoo is the collaborative project from the Italian duo Alex and Nic as a means of focusing their joint DJ experience into music production. After a few releases, they started their very own Zoo:Technique and later the vinyl only imprint Babaloo Records. On ‘Rews’ they slow things down, stripped back drums groove along, a detuned synthline providing the wonky melody. They close the record out with a more minimal take, a child-like voice whispering a gentle lullaby over the wavering of what sounds like a yazoo.