Life begins at 21. So today, it’s time to turn the page with HAWS021, and become enraptured by the mysterious musings of Admo as Haŵs enter their next phase. Out of Grenoble but based in Berlin, Adrien has been sporadically sharing his developing talents with top labels in the last few years, steadily gaining traction and strong support from tastemakers and party-goers alike.
The Elysus EP really tech’s the house down, drawing on minimal elements and classic vocal hooks, succinctly threaded and aligned through distinctive Admo characteristics. ‘Distance’ ignites the record, blending haunting chords and mischievous keys, wrapped around IDM-like clicks and wobbles and punching percussion. ‘Club Cabane’ is next, re-confirming the tech-house themes with neat, minimal beats and subtle yet iconic acid lines, permeated by a dastardly bassline of epic proportions. Track 3 is ‘Synchronising’, turning the dial up and heading towards 2023 and the nouveau styles of house music. Shuffling hi-hats and snares relay the transmission via an atmospheric essence, yet the styling harks back to A1 with its eerie, foreboding composition and acid infrastructure. The record ends with ‘One Twenny’, reinstating the iconic ‘Wiggle’ vibes and inducing a head-nodding monster of defined and mature proportions.