Two years on from his critically acclaimed album ‘Straight Lines & Sharp Corners’, Wehbba returns for a brilliant three-tracker ‘Dynamo’. The Barcelona-based, Brazilian-born artist is as creative as they come, mining studio inspiration from across the gamut, whether it be everyday life, his meditation practice, or the dancefloor. Everything is fair game for Wehbba. Everything but formula, of course.
‘Dynamo’ continues this legacy. The title track delivers with bags of galloping energy, as organic tones and a wicked acid mid-section make it pop, while vocal samples from Marlon Brando sit in the background. ‘Ataraxia’ is dramatic and celestial in equal doses, intended to represent the “stoic term for enlightenment or equanimity, which is my main focus since becoming a Vipassana practitioner a few years ago,” Wehbba explains. The track represents the journey from darkness to light over the last two years and is the artist’s own personal “we’re back” anthem. ‘Strange Dreamz’ was inspired by a famous meme, Wehbba using the vocal samples to deft effect, creating a fun and funky techno weapon made for big moments.
The EP follows his standout contribution to the E-Dancer Re:Generate compilation with ‘Velocity Funk’. The artist has also been making waves with his hardware-only ‘Wehbba’s Live Station’ show, which explores the spontaneous effects of recreating old and new compositions in a live environment. Highlights so far and forthcoming include Awakenings, Barcelona’s iconic Brunch in the Park event and Sónar Istanbul.
3. Strange Dreamz