Liverpool’s Tenzella steps up for his debut appearance on Ben Sims’ Hardgroove this moth with the six-track ‘Hard Grind’ EP. While the rhythmic intensity of the tracks are drivingly present throughout, each track on the EP brings a distinct direction.
From the ‘proper’ bassline of the vocal sample-licked opening title track through to the immense fun(k) of jazz infused ‘Jazz Tool’, Tenzella draws on a broad palette of sounds.
The shuffled, kick-heavy punch of the aptly titled ‘The Mule’ contrasts the hypnotic, heads-down collaboration with Ecilo, ‘Dobermann’, whilst the frenetic, organ-punctuated ‘Discostupid’ balances the more minimalist aesthetics of 'Rosa'.
Listening to the EP, it's easy to see why it would be cropping on Hardgroove, a label that always aims to bring some funk to the game.