Boomkat Product Review:
DJ Supa D’s label catches DJ IC on the prevailing Afro-house/amapiano breeze, including a tight zinger with Shotime DJ
On three originals DJ IC nimbly balances amapiano with its core deep house inspirations and a twist of UK bleep techno that distinguishes it form the SA gear. ‘1980’ is a proper, dusky scene-setter with melodic bassline and plucky log drums that simmer the tension something sublime, whereas ‘Home To Aylesbury’ ups the ante with nagging electro/trance motifs on a swole sub, and ‘Ramsey’ kinda echoes Ability II’s “Pressure’ and Black Coffee vibes with sleek interplay of deep house chords, Afro-Latinate percussion and bleep breakdown.
The one for us is ‘Show Time’ a collaboration with Shotime DJ, edging the groove with colder, robotic delays and dipping the square bass nastier, but always tight in the pocket.