This is an important calendar amendment: Please remove all traces of the word ‘May’ and replace with ‘Infrared’… J Majik & Wickaman’s label has SO many exciting releases and talented new artist announcements this month, May has officially changed its name.
‘Frequency / Looking In My Eyes’ is the perfect example as Wickaman and Hoodlum continue to update their decade-long collaborative discography while inviting two new faces to the fold. Say hello to London-based Mythz and soul-fuelled mic maestro Golden!
Mythz lives up to his name. All we know about the London-based artist is that he’s been working closely with Wickaman, perfecting his studio technique, and he’s got some series fire in the pipeline. You best get used to the name Golden, too. A tip-top toaster with a penchant for the melody, his skills can instantly be compared to fellow vocal luminaries Dynamite and Darrison.
‘Frequency’ leads… A whirlwind of sonic emotions, it opens with textured layers of piano echoes, wistful rave chords, firing beats and Golden’s urging vocals. Every element screams ‘euphoria’ and as Wickaman’s now trademark wriggle-bass eases its way into the mix we’re elevated from business class to first class. Complete with a spine-shuddering breakdown and a turbo-charged drop, it’s the ultimate in timeless, dreamy, rolling D&B that suits any shade of rave.
‘Looking In My Eyes’ continues this stunning vein of luscious, emotional drum & bass. Slightly deeper than its A-side counterpart, Golden’s yearning vocals move more towards the fore as the rave-tinged chords sweep across swishing hi-hats and yet another perfectly rounded bassline. Rich with layers of soulful elements, it’s the quintessential end-of-night smasher to bring the floor to a subtle, poignant finale.
Two more exceptional tunes that unite the label’s most familiar faces and most exciting new names… Don’t just change the month’s name to Infrared, change the name of your playlist. The label’s sterling output is unavoidable right now