Rising Brazilian talent Henrique Oliveira, otherwise known as HNQO has been making impressive moves on the house music scene over the last couple of years, with releases on such labels as Hot Creations, Defected and OFF Recordings to name but three. His next EP ‘Space & Time’ comes via Playperview – the Brazilian, family based record label which is ‘run with love’ and focussed on promoting fresh talent.
The lead track ‘Space & Time’ comes in swinging with an extra beefy kick drum and super sharp hi-hats, to instantly get you grooving. As the track progresses the rumbling bassline takes over and the tracks trippy nature starts to unfold. The mass of dark, electronic clicks, bleeps and blips make for a truly cosmic experience.
The second and final track ‘Symbiosis’ initially hits you with another chunky kick drum although this time HNQO has taken a far deeper, floaty approach. The track is awash with wonderfully atmospheric pads which sit calmly over the rolling bassline below. As we venture further we are greeted with an excellent acid-flecked bassline which adds to the tracks overall space-like feel.