Volkoder – How I Talk [EP Review]
It’s time to be educated on the ways of the dancefloor through the lens of Brazilian up-and-comer, Volkoder. The São Paulo native has been silently inserting himself into the global circuit via records like his 2014 Detroit EP, and signing onto labels like Hot Creations, Toolroom, Suara, and beyond. Bolstered by support far-and-wide, the producer found stride in the realm of jovial tech house rhythms, which has potentially culminated in How I Talk — his Dirtybird debut. In fact, it’s one that ownder Claude VonStroke has personally tapped as the one to shoot Volkoder to the top of the Western dance sphere.
How I Talk is Volkoder’s rhythmic language. Across its two tracks, he expresses himself by way of playful synthwork, crisp drum layers, and scintillating basslines. The EP commences on a subtler note through “I Talked,” which captures attention through its low-end grooves and encouraging handclaps. Bursts of tongue rolls and voice edits courtesy of Mr. Hollywood add a hint of spice to the overall production. However, the record crescendos on “How,” which has been rinsed far and wide already by Claude VonStroke. With its wild vocal clips leading the listener into a wild drop, standing still feels impossible the moment the bass and roars of extraterrestrial-inspired synthesizers are injected back into the mix. How I Talk certainly packs enough heat to stretch summer out just a little longer.