Clattering, MC-led club tracks loaded with energy.
This brings us to Ecko Bazz's second Hakuna Kulala release, Kyusa Embela. Alongside labelmate MC Yallah, the Uganda-based rapper suggests we should take the label's vocalists as seriously as its producers. Ecko Bazz deploys deep, mantra-like repetitions with magnetic charisma, always unwaveringly on the beat. pq, the producer behind "Kyusa Embela," provides a clattering, spartan instrumental for the MC to ride—part grime, trap and with a midrange dubstep scrawl chainsawing its way across the track. Ecko Bazz recalls Killa P's recent turn alongside Kahn and Pinch on "Crossing The Line," albeit with less sub-bass. "Nightmare Song," the EP's second original track, is even more surprising, as Ecko Bazz ditches his steady composure for a mic drop-ready performance of punkish intensity against furious electronics. By the track's end, you'll be breathless, too.