First up is Holding On, the track which caused quite a stir at the last WMC. Nice crisp beats begin the track as it comes into action very nicely, first with a wobbling baseline and then a quirky male vocal that gives the track a very unique vibe. The drums continue to make this track cutting edge, while the low end sounds give it a fantastic groove. All in all it’s a fantastic production by Hisham, and it’s a track that will definitely imprint itself on your mind.
On the flip is Spirals. It is quite different to the a-side, with the noticeably difference being that the beats get broken. A nice smooth acid like baseline gives the track a nice flow, while quirky computer like vocal snippets give it an eerie feel. Smooth throughout, this is again some cutting edge stuff from Hisham.
A very positive first release from Hisham Samawi, and exactly was needed to kick start this new imprint.