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Soso Tharpa – Evolution EP – Boomkat Product Review

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Deep but tuff, offbeat house and rolling techno mutations from 1432 R’s secret weapon, Soso Tharpa, fresh from his ace slot on BenUFO’s Rinse FM show.

Marking the Washington D.C. label’s first move since 2020, the ‘Evolution’ EP balances classic and contemporary modes in aN expressive suite of club styles rooted in African rhythms. As with Tharpa’s tracks on Future Times’ ‘FIGS’ comp and Bon Appetit’s ‘A Slice of The Pie’ set, it’s all strong tackle for DJs and dancers, summoning a lather of stuttering Jersey kicks and hypnotic vocal motifs in ‘Action’, before hewing to a ruggedly electroid jakbeat template in the title tune, and spacing out with swirling drums and lush, meditative tension of ‘Hajj’ like some A Guy Called Gerald groover, and giving it up for classic NYC technohouse in the beautifully buoyant flex of ‘Ruminating on Blue’.

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