Happa Beats The Drum
At only 15 years old, Happa has garnered a remarkable amount of attention for his originals and remixes, getting play from the likes of Four Tet and Mary Anne Hobbes. A few weeks ago, he released the Beat Of The Drum single, a low end heavy offering that has been well-reviewed by, well, everyone. I was hesitant to listen to the single for one reason or another, but finally got around to it last night and god damn does this kid have some production chops. Much of the talk around Happa has regarded his potential, but he is in the here and now, churning out huge bass jawns. Alternating between techno and garage rhythms (which features remixes from Throwing Snow and Apes and Seb Wildwood ), Happa shows an impressive understanding of the ebb and flow of tension, allowing his tracks to grab you by the scruff of the neck and basically have their way with you. The single is out now on Church and you can stream it now now courtesy of FACT Mag.