The 120th vinyl release on Moon Harbour is given over to one of the label’s current crop of stars, namely UK Tech House titan wAFF.
It has been a couple of years since wAFF’s last solo release, and it just happened to be on this label. Since then he has gone on to become a frequent headliner at Ibiza’s biggest parties, always serving up big, rolling techno sets that have established him as one of the world’s most prominent DJs. To have him back on the label with three fresh new tracks after some time away from the studio is a coup indeed.
Opener and title track ‘Sunmood’ is a tightly coiled affair with razor-sharp hits and drums making for a lively groove. Weird sound effects, freaky dehumanised vocals and a soulful female all add great details that really get under your skin.
Then comes ‘Jakk’, a perfectly punchy house track with knotted bass rally having a great effect. Again the percussion is crisp and slick and the whole thing makes for muscular house music that the club will simply not be able to ignore, especially thanks to the anthemic spoken word vocal line.
Last of all is the excellently tribal-tinged ’Tropica’, a ten minute epic with gliding tech grooves and a bizarre lead sample that will get terraces and festival crowds going wild. It’s a playful, off-kilter tune, much like one of wAFF’s own sets, and is another standout production from the man.
These are three more charismatic cuts of club-ready weapons from the always reliable wAFF.