Sparklingly brilliant return for Vakula on the Firecracker affiliated Shevchenko label, seemingly founded to give the Ukrainian the space to fill his creative impulses. Again referencing the cultural heritage of his homeland, with a hand stamped quote from foremost Ukrainian poet Leysa Ukrainka, Vakula's first release in a minute begins with the aptly titled "You Cannot Resist". Heavy jacking rhythms combine superbly with guttural filtered tones and are countered by the rising crescendo of glistening piano touches and far reaching pads across the opening few moments. However, as with seemingly every production from Vakula, the ease with which he travels through various sonic moods within the space of a track simply captivates. Flipside and there's so much detail to the ecstatic rhythmic pulses of "Rural Dances" it's hard to decide what to focus on - perhaps the most immediately satisfying aspect being the bleeping melodies that sound like R2D2 high on MDMA. Arriving on thick set clear vinyl, there's little reason not to indulge.
Cez (Pop Your Funk), Girls Of The Internet, Ryan Shaw (Eclectic Avenue Records), Gaetano Battista, Kone-R (Uncharted Audio), Ionik (Traveller Records), Steven Tang (Emphasis Recordings), Jay Simon (Must Have Records), Juno Recommends Deep House, Zoo Look, Vakula, Andy Hart, Cottam, Sai Aka Blend Architect, AYBEE, Chromatic Filters, MARCOS CABRAL, Brad P/Inner Shift/Common Dreams, Kastil (Soul Notes/Stale), Djs: Most Charted - Deep House
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