SPFDJ’s Intrepid Skin label returns for its sophomore release, having launched in 2018 with VTSS’ Self-Will, which received acclaim and support from DJs including Blawan, Héctor Oaks and I Hate Models.
SKIN002 arrives courtesy of an equally uncompromising, quickly rising talent; Nene H. With a background in acclaimed classical composition, Nene H’s individual approach is immediately evident across ‘Feast’, presenting four distinctive club tracks that, for all their sophistication, intend to strike instantly at the dark heart of any self-disrespecting dancefloor.
‘How Do You Dare To’ rolls out an eerie, industrial intro, filling the club air with anticipation before constructing the first instance of the tightly wound rhythms that emerge throughout. The subtle Eastern sample texture on ‘Let Someone Like Me’ is the record’s only non-analogue moment, an elegant and psychedelic touch that anchors listeners as the track unfolds ecstatic stabs of synthesis and militant drums.
This unforgiving approach to percussion is further underlined on the dense, raw highlight, ‘Intoxicated With Love’, while the pace hardly slows for the EP’s frenetic closing shot, ‘Enter Your House’, which adds layer upon layer of leftfield detail to summon an eerie atmosphere that speaks to the more twisted potential lurking in the rave.