Hicky & Kalo join Hernan Cattaneo’s label Sudbeat with the ‘Solstice EP’. Montreal natives and resident DJs at the world famous Stereo club, Hicky & Kalo are Canada’s latest greatest export. Both classical trained musicians and University graduates, they have gone on to craft a stellar reputation for their inimitable edge, commitment to the scene and penchant for deep melodic grooves.
Opening with lead track ‘Solstice’, pretty arps, warm pads and a loose percussive groove are all thats needed. Picking up pace in the midsection with a galloping bass, pressure builds to the final epic break. Employing a rolling tribal groove, ‘Jasmine’ opens with more oomf. Keys, field recordings and ethereal pads all keep things light. Finally, ‘Tarde de Sentimiento’ takes the EP in wildly different directions. Subtly Indian in sound design, it slowly gathers pace until the climatic break mid way. A solid EP and it’s a welcomed addition to the Sudbeat family.