Informed by influences like Addison Groove, Pangaea & Hessle Audio, Machine Drum, and Overmono, the North London duo use spoken word over hard edged club-ready tracks that reach heights of 150bpm.
“If our debut album showcased the more reflective side of our yearning for clubs, and a softer side of the lockdown experience, this EP is the anger, frustration and urgency coming out. Stuck indoors again just wanting to bang it out in a club with the intention of making something completely focused on the dance floor” – Wayward.
Title track ‘Sapphire Eyes’ was designed as a last tune of the night, ‘The Cause’, an immersive track that envelops you in sound, and a homage to the North London venue near to where they live. ‘Camden Road’ displays chopped up piano licks, spoken word, before getting rowdy and flipping on its head, and ‘Run Out Of Love’ with that rolling Reese bass, jump up DnB drum influence and U.K. drill vocal.
The result here is the perfect set of tools for any DJs arsenal to provide serious dance floor moments from 130 – 160/170bpm, the frustration channelled perfectly into the music to create raw club sounds. Written during perhaps the toughest lockdown endured when those hard winter months had darkness fill our mornings and early evenings, and making music that evoked feelings and memories of the club provided Wayward some solace.
Wayward’s four-track EP ‘Sapphire Eyes’ is released digitally in full on 29th September. The duo will also play NT’s Loft in London on Friday 15th October.