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Yorkshire-based DJ and producer Franky Wah has unveiled his latest track ‘Words’, out 10th May via Ministry Of Sound.
While maintaining the melodic elements present in previous releases, ‘Words’ incorporates garage-tinged chords and ultra-smooth melodies to create a refreshingly contemporary sound. Underpinned by a haunting vocal sample, it’s a track with an unmistakably British feel.
‘Words’ follows on from recent track ‘Get Me High’, which climbed to #2 on the Beatport Top 100 after its release in late March. Receiving support from Annie Mac, Danny Howard, Pete Tong and Richie Hawtin, the track catapulted Franky into the limelight almost overnight. Further support came from Elrow and Steve Lawler’s Viva Music imprint.
“I was genre-hopping and heavily-influenced by trance music at school and then when I came back to full-time producing it was the vibe that got me into it,” he explained in the aftermath of the ‘Get Me High’ release, before citing seminal trance classic ‘Saltwater’ by Chicane as a massive inspiration.
Successfully merging the smoothness of garage with trance’s more emotive elements, ‘Words’ is evidence of a highly-skilled artist who’s firmly on the ascendancy.
With further releases planned throughout 2019, Franky is currently gearing up for a busy summer, with live dates scheduled at the Glade Spaceport stage at Glastonbury, Creamfields and Croatia’s Hideout festival.
Quivver (aka John Graham) is a true musical innovator, a legend in electronic music circles, renowned as being one of the scene’s most essential creators since the early 1990’s, whose musical palette is intensely inspired and musically diverse. His ‘On & On’ contribution to ‘Bedrock XX’ and ‘Mumbo Jumbo’/ ’This Was’ (BEDDIGI93) were chart-topping, critically acclaimed highlights and his 2019 return to the label with the ‘One Darker EP’ is yet another exceptional artistic statement.
As expected from one of the world’s finest electronic producers, innovation flows freely with Quivver productions and ‘One Darker’ comes in two distinct flavours. In its original 4:4 form ‘One Darker’ builds steadily with precise programming, inspired intricate layering and powerful groove development, all interlocking perfectly to unleash an utterly engrossing energetic flow that swoops and soars with masterfully controlled abandon. Then, in flawless artistic contrast, Quivver shifts into his recently revived (with his remix of Sasha’s ‘Rooms’ after a 20-year hiatus) alternate Skanna guise, giving him the freedom to experiment with a spacious, immense, gravity-defying 130bpm drum & bass take on ‘One Darker’ – witness a true master at work.
With his own Controlled Substance imprint operating as a test bed for his darker, more experimental productions (including his recent ‘Rekonstruct’ album project); a current DJ tour covering Australia, South America, India and North America; his excellent Frisky Radio show continuing to go from strength to strength and more releases waiting in the wings; 2019 is shaping up to be another very significant year for Quivver.