Hales Nwad (2018)
Hales Nwad offers a studious take on what dance music feels like. Inspired by regional styles of footwork, techno and hip-hop, her mixes address both the presence and absence of texture. What’s there is just as important as what isn’t. It’s beguiling and yet still full of beats, a tenuous balance of sensation and ponderance. As a fairly recent arrival on the scene, both Sled Island and her imminent club LP will make for a true introduction to an eye-catching talent.