Kyle Kinch, Kevin McKay bring ‘Hella’ heat to house circles
That’s a rhetorical question, but if pressed for a reply, Dancing Astronaut‘s unequivocal answer would be a resounding yes. Kinch’s self-professed “biggest track of the year,” “Hella” lands via Kevin McKay’s esteemed Glasgow Underground imprint. If the ethos “house music all night long” had a sound, this, assuredly, would be it. A paragon of what it means to be dance-worthy, “Hella” hits the house mark in its beatwork; it’s infallible in its ability to induce some type of movement, any type of movement, from the slightest head bob to the fanciest of footwork. Its looping vocal sample is a potent match for the undulations of the beat and the sturdy pulse of the bassline.
Arriving in sync with an extended mix, “Hella” follows the Dancing Astronaut Artist to Watch in 2022‘s recent collaboration with Tone Troy, “Pheromones,” distributed by Realm Records in mid-April. It’s McKay’s second production of 2022, trailing his expansive 19-song Goodies LP, released on February 25.
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