Fresh Kicks 91: Ehua

We first grew to become conscious of Ehua after we premiered her debut monitor ‘New Moon’ in September 2018. Released through our Best of British Breakthrough Label 2018, femme tradition, the monitor was an atmospheric and percussive minimize, which blazed a path for her subsequent ‘Diplozoon’ EP in November.

Fusing parts of bass music, gqom, Hard Drum and home, the London-based Italian-Ivorian DJ/producer made an bold assertion on that debut EP. With intricate rhythms, rousing samples and a eager sense of experimentalism, its 4 tracks showcased one of the promising Hard Drum focussed producers within the UK, whose ear for infectious technicality has been blooming now for over a decade.

“I have been clubbing in London for the previous ten years, in addition to spending all my time round music producers”, she tells DJ Mag, describing her musical nascence and enduring love of genres like gqom. “Starting to make music myself got here naturally. As for my percussive model – intricate drum patterns simply blow my thoughts. I like rhythm, I like percussions and I will be taught to play the drums in the future. That's definitely one of many issues that made me grow to be focused on gqom.

"I additionally wrote lots about it on GRIOT, the web magazine specializing in arts from Africa and its diaspora which I co-run, and on different music platforms," she provides. "I adopted the evolution of gqom because it landed in Europe and I imagine it has been probably the most groundbreaking and galvanizing music improvements in recent times.”

With extra gigs and music within the pipeline for 2019 (together with some soundtrack work, which she has dabbled in earlier than), the long run is trying vibrant for Ehua. As a part of our Fresh Kicks combine sequence, she has stepped up with an hour of hypnotic gqom and bass rhythms, that includes tracks from the likes of Deena Abdelwahed, TSVI and femme tradition founder Elkka, in addition to a number of authentic cuts. Check it out beneath. 

Buy 'Diplozoom' from femme tradition's Bandcamp.

Fresh Kicks 91: Ehua