WHYT NOYZ has been a favorite of ours ever since we first heard ‘Closure’ played last summer in Adam Beyer’s B2B set with Ida Engberg during week 6 of Richie Hawtin’s Enter parties. Recently we heard the UK duo of David and Duncan would be splitting up, and David would continue producing under the WHYT NOYZ moniker. When groups undergo changes like this, it always requires a collective pause as we wait to see if or how things change. We were therefore beyond excited to receive the promos for David’s first solo EP, luckily supported and released on Richie’s own label M-nus. The aptly named ‘Heart Strings’ EP contains four tracks – the title track, ‘Bounc3’, ‘Fairground,’ and ‘Elastic.’
Opening with ‘Heart Strings,’ we are treated to a surprisingly upbeat melody with string plucks and a subtle rolling bassline.
‘Bounc3’ is a much more techy offering that is a perfect choice for those summer minimal parties.
‘Fairground’ is more neurotic, with a slow yet addictive build that is perfect to pick up the pace of any set.
Finally, ‘Elastic’ closes things out with the darkest pick with vocal samples and what we can only describe as the sound of bubbles in a digital world. This is our clear favorite, though ‘Bounc3’ is a close second.
All four tracks are worth a listen and likely inclusion in a warmup set.
Out NOW on M-nus!