With ‘Force Mono’, Nabil Hayat makes his debut on the respected FORM1 label, delivering four tracks that showcase his unique blend of styles. The EP explores a range of sounds, from the cinematic to the percussive, all tied together by a futuristic sensibility.
Opening track ‘Trikala’ sets the tone with its wide, alien-like basses and sweeping pads. The use of soft cymbals creates a sense of space, and the track feels like it could be the soundtrack to an otherworldly film. ‘Night’ takes on a more classic approach, blending a Detroit-style sound with a modern edge. The programmed 909 grooves, metallic hi-hats, and bass stabs make for an infectious rhythm, leading into a smooth breakdown before building back up for the final time.
‘Friction’ takes a hypnotic approach, with bass-heavy grooves and resonated delayed stabs that provide a locked-in rhythm. The layering of textures creates a mesmerizing effect, and the track is sure to be a hit on the dancefloor. Finally, title track ‘Force Mono’ brings things to a close with its syncopated claps and percussion. The elements come and go, creating a dynamic soundscape that keeps the listener engaged from start to finish.
Overall, Nabil Hayat’s ‘Force Mono’ is a solid debut release that showcases his production skills and range of styles. The EP is a must-listen for fans of cinematic, futuristic, and percussive electronic music. It’s clear that Hayat has a bright future ahead of him, and we can’t wait to see what he has in store next.