Boomkat Product Review:
Clockwork-hipped UK slants on amapiano from Circle’s IC & Maestro in a classy back ’n forth on DJ Supa’s label
Working a gnat’s tweeter away from the OG, prevailing South African sound, DJ IC & Maestro bring their best log drums, big-boned bass and simmering organs to a collaboration, remix, and solo joint. In duo, ‘Target’ hews closest to the deep Durban style at a faithful pace, but subtly distinguished by the way their pads dubbily draw out-of-the lines, and the sublime dark tension of its breakdown. Maestro’s ‘Zeus’ however holds closer ties to the deepest ends of UKF and minimal deep house, proper, with the sultriest swing and buoyancy. DJ IC finds the UK sweetspot with ‘Double Trouble (Remix)’following a hunch for darkest, streamlined groove primed for swaying crowds in redlit basements.