The UK's New Underground Weapon Franky Wah Arrives With "Words"
Yorkshire-based DJ and producer Franky Wah is with no uncertainty, one to watch. His release ‘Get Me High’ earlier this year catapulted him into the limelight, climbing to #2 on the Beatport Top 100 and receiving support from tastemakers Annie Mac, Danny Howard, Pete Tong and Richie Hawtin. As he gears up for a busy summer with live dates scheduled at Glastonbury, Creamfields and Croatia’s Hideout festival, he’s now unveiled ‘Words’ his brand new gem.
Incorporating garage-tinged chords and ultra-smooth melodies to create a refreshingly contemporary sound, ‘Words’ is underpinned by a haunting vocal sample, it’s a track with an unmistakably UK oriented vibe with a global appeal. The artwork is also a stunning piece of art in it’s own right and fits the mood the track exudes.
On his inspirations he explained in the aftermath of the ‘Get Me High’ release, “I was genre-hopping and heavily-influenced by trance music at school and then when I came back to full-time producing it was the vibe that got me into it,” before citing seminal trance classic ‘Saltwater’ by Chicane as a massive inspiration.
Successfully merging the smoothness of garage with trance’s more emotive elements, ‘Words’ is evidence of a highly-skilled artist who’s firmly on the ascendancy. With a steady stream of releases already planned throughout 2019, keep a look out for Franky Wah and his delicious electronic sounds.
“Words” is out Now via Ministry Of Sound.