Released: 12/07/10 Cat. No. REN
Henry Saiz delivers another eagerly anticipated, stand-out EP…
You know when a Henry Saiz record is due because it’s invariably the centre of a twitter-tube-book trainspotting furore already. True to form, ‘The Rider EP’ arrives with a good deal of excited dust in its wake…
Having set message boards and blogs ablaze, the lead track that lends its name to the overall EP, ‘The Rider’ is Saiz at his very best. “It has a housier vibe to it and is a bit different in feel to what I’ve done before. I was amazed when people were able to blindly identify it as one of mine on Youtube.” However, whilst ‘The Rider’ does find Henry pushing certain aspects of his production, the key signatures remain (which probably goes some way toward explaining those accurate I.D.’s), not least one of the most memorable riffs you are likely to hear all year and his unquestionable ability to make the hairs on the back of the neck stand on end. Arguably his best original production to date, ‘The Rider’ looks set to entice an even larger legion of his ever-growing fans.
‘Unmei’ (Destiny in Japanese) takes things up a peg in terms of overall energy, yet retains Henry’s unique sounds, his incredible production technique utilized to devastating effect to create a genuine dancefloor killer. “’Unmei’ is definitely one for peak-time,” he elaborates, “I like the fact that it offers a different vibe to ‘The Rider’ but they share the same essence and sound. I tried to experiment with more analog and organic sounds than my last releases and I’m happy with the results. I’m coming round to the point where I am working on my first artist album so it feels good to offer a more diverse project.”
Henry Saiz – The Rider EP is out 5th July via Beatport, followed by all good digital outlets
1. Henry Saiz – The Rider
2. Henry Saiz – Unmei