Boomkat Product Review:
Streamlined drum trax and slippery synths from Helix, back to bang on his spiritual home at Night Slugs
The ‘Hi Dynamik Range EP’ is the Atlanta producer’s first release since 2018 (not counting his 4th batch of ‘Greatest Hits Vol. 4: The Bootlegs’) and catches him doing what he does best; knocking out infectious southern US dance music with panache.
His fine tuned percussion is at stinging best in the electroid shuffle and teetering arps of ‘Arena Boogie’, before he ups the intricacies to Leoncian levels with the kinky swivel and spar of ‘Silver Rumble.’ He gets tops marks for the punning title of ‘Risky Rhodez’ with its slick riff on US and UK dance/road musics offering the EP’s deepest, heads-down cut, while ‘California Orange’ lands right on the hippocampus with a stoned mix of West Coast synth flair and flinty, London-via-NYC drill trills.