Franky Wah makes his debut release on Bedrock Records with the two-track EP, ‘Dopa La Vita’ / ‘Mandé’. Franky kicks off the year for the imprint and ticks off yet another bucket list label release, in addition to labels such as Anjunadeep, Last Night on Earth, Afterlife and more. Here, he pushes his sound further underground, with hazy overtones and a deep, rolling bassline.
The EP shows a different side to Wah’s production style. Rising through the ranks with his big room melodic house cuts, the Yorkshire native decided to experiment and strip back his sound to deliver a slice of minimal prog.
Opener ‘Dopa La Vita’ introduces a deep bassline that is complemented by an array of vocal chops and sensual murmurs. The nearly nine-minute long endeavour undercuts his usual peaks and valleys, and creates a stream of warm electronica.
The B-side, ‘Mandé’, takes things deeper, while amping up the melodic flair. The track boasts a percussive line, a faint deep vocal, and a percolating synth, resulting in a combination for late nights and early mornings.
‘Dopa La Vita’ / ‘Mandé’ is out now on Bedrock Records.