After contributing to connectedbeats edition1 in 2019 with his track, ’Zinder’ which gained the support of Black Coffee, Themba and Rise amongst others, Naples born, Barcelona based Cipy returns to connected for his own EP. The Italian producer has apparently been building a following since arriving on the scene a decade ago, via releases for the likes of Rawthentic, Kindish and Monique Musique. Recent output for Upon.You, Katermukke and connected have further bolstered his position and that continues here with the ‘Bird in Hand’ EP.
Things open with the title track, an hypnotic affair with an off balance groove that gives the sense of walking a high wire. A breakdown adds to the drama whilst synthetic vocals bring an otherworldly feel to proceedings.
Next up, ‘Coupon’ brings a chuggy vibe with a subtle yet melodic feel to it. ‘Amman’ has a more stripped back approach with pared back synth parts playing off the deep groove. Finally ‘Utopia’ brings a soundscape of synths, muted stabs and an ethereal vocal from KnowKontrol to close things off.
It’s out 29 January on connected.