Euphoric. Emotional. Entrapping. That’s the essence of SIHK’s newest EP “Hypercore” arriving on Yellow Claw’s Barong Family soon, it kicks off today with the release of “Collide” to triumphantly begin the Hypercore experience that transforms SIHK’s emo, scene kid influences of his youth to a contemporary electronic mosaic.
‘Collide’ is emotional and exciting with full-body titillation. The track features Becko who is from the famed Italian post-hardcore group, Hopes Die Last which SIHK was a fan of in his youth. Becko’s vocals perfectly encapsulate the heart-wrenching sentiment at the center of “Collide”.
If you’re unfamiliar with SIHK’s previous work, he comes off the back of a collaboration with Yellow Claw & Ramengvrl called ‘Bassgod’, a remix of fellow Indonesian’s Weird Genius’ mega-hit ‘Lathi’ and first earned his acclaim through productions for 88 Rising artists Rich Brian and NIKI. Meanwhile, Becko has laid vocals on releases through iconic imprints such as Monstercat, Ninety9Lives, and many more.
SIHK’s unique talents have seen him play at the iconic Tomorrowland, on the main-stage at Thailand’s Songkran, and aboard regional events such as Its The Ship China and club shows throughout his home country, Indonesia.
The forthcoming EP marks the rebirth of SIHK and his artistry. As he says, “this new body of work explores the deep emotions of my life that I usually don’t touch. Straying away from masking everything with comedy.”
Much like SIHK, his music is unapologetically honest and undoubtedly original with luminous compositions that ascend mountainous heights and high-tempo beats that crack the mightiest of skulls to hypnotize all that come in contact.
SIHK’s full ep is said to fuse the sounds of UK Hardcore, Chiptune, and Dutch hardcore to form his newly trademarked sound “Hypercore”. The synthesis brings about a sound that rides waves of poignancy, wrapping breakdowns with unrelenting emotions and euphoria and drops that juxtapose the breakdowns with a heavy-hitting ferocity that serve as cathartic releases to the aforementioned emotions.
The last couple of years have weighed heavy on him as he battled through depression and struggled to find the direction of his music. Through his battle, he was able to break through and find the light by devising the Hypercore sound and identity.
Listen to ‘Collide’ On Spotify below: