produced by: @malikhendricks label: @coloringlessons release date: 04/16/2021 buy: malikhendricks.bandcamp.com/album/cutting-shapes
“Following an appearance on the label’s debut compilation ‘Coloring Lessons Volume 1’ which featured Kush Jones, Levon Vincent, Bergsonist and more, NYC’s Malik Hendricks returns for the label’s second outing with four more slices of deliciously deep and jazzy house, backed with a stunning remix from Byron The Aquarius.
Opener ‘Deeper Than’ marries deep kicks and hazy guitar licks over a vocal monologue, followed by title track ‘Cutting Shapes’ upping the pace with frantic vocal chops, sizzling claps and deft chord work.
‘D.W.E.L.E’ brings a laidback feeling to the release, with textured samples rolling through a masterful arrangement from Hendricks.
‘Dance To The Music’ sees tight drum hits skipping across dusty piano and slick keys before Byron The Aquarius closes out the EP in style with a typically musical remix, taking ‘Deeper Than’ for a spaced-out journey through a kaleidoscope of synthy flair, chunky percussion and groovy basslines.” COLORING LESSONS