Your EDM Premiere: Tengu Gears up the ‘Virtual Reality’ Machine With Some Summer Bangers [Korsakov Music]


Don’t let the intro of the name music for Digital Fact, Tengu’s first solo multi-track since 2020’s Comin’ In Tricky LP idiot you. The sunshine, lilting, rather antique synths drop into the Brighton manufacturer’s trademark insanity quickly sufficient, after which it’s working basslines, crunchy synths and jumpy rollers from begin to end on his new Digital Fact EP, out this week on Korsakov Song.

Tengu has at all times had a capability to mix gentle, ravey components with grimy, heavy bass and neuro thrives in some way that doesn’t sound hokey or try-hard, and Digital Fact isn't any exception. The hookup with dancefloor imprint Korsakov Song is well timed as neatly, as after Tengu launched a music at the Dutch label’s Long run Stars compilation final 12 months that was once wildly standard, it gave the impression just a topic of time prior to an EP was once due. With summer season festie season about to start out in earnest, those tracks are prone to see much more play, and rightfully so.

The ravey, Tron-like synths observe Digital Fact via all its tracks, so it’s evident there’s a theme right here. On 2d music “Rayquaza” one may even name the synths so ravey that they’re modern, this is till the second one drop, the place a corpulent af synth takes over and pushes the music into epic dancefloor/neuro vibes. Seeing because it’s named after a in a similar fashion epic Pokémon, the development of this music turns out becoming. The EP’s nearer “Cellular”, in contrast, is all chunky synths and has a extra ominous vibe than its predecessors. Possibly signifying an epic VR struggle, the script is flipped right here a little, with the synths sounding very fashionable however the drums and snares having a amusing, starburst throwback vibe.

The name music to Virtual Fact is our YEDM premiere lately and regardless of its very antique, keys-from-Kyrie-by-Mr. Mister vibe, that stability between gentle and darkish, elegant and heavy is provide, with numerous attention-grabbing sine wave manipulation and ambient sound design that truly introduces the theme of the EP properly. The highs and bass float in combination properly right here, and if we’re speaking stability, it almost definitely is probably the most balanced music. That implies it’ll almost definitely be probably the most performed this summer season, as it'll combine neatly with numerous other types and genres.

Whilst all Tengu’s releases over the last few years (typically on Southampton UK label YosH) have this beautiful balanced high quality that works neatly with other mixes, it kind of feels he’s dialing that taste in much more in recent years, and it'll most likely serve him neatly. With Korsakov Song and its Long run Stars collection as a gorgeous first rate predictor, enthusiasts can be expecting to peer much more of Tengu within the coming months and years.

Digital Fact drops this Friday, June 3 on Korsakov Song. Click on right here to pre-order or pre-save.