After stunning releases on highly acclaimed labels like Anjunadeep, Life after death, Last night on earth, and more, thriving DJ/producer Franky Wa returns to the release radar with his latest 2-track EP, Dopa La Vita / Mande. This time around, the Yorkshire native shows off his unrivaled musical expertise via John Digweed own Rock records, an imprint that pays tribute to the most authentic creators in the fields of trance, progressive house and techno.
The mind-blowing EP showcases a side of Franky Wah we’ve never seen before, with a deeper underground feel than his previous projects have availed. Full of melodic harmonics and minimal progressive touches throughout, the entirety ofDopa La Vita / Mande is truly one of a kind and a remarkable musical masterpiece, to say the least. Opening track “Dopa La Vita” kicks off the EP on a high note, leaving listeners completely in awe of its sultry melodies and dreamy, celestial nature. Its next number, “Mandé”, then takes the EP down a darker path with its haunting percussive synths, making it the perfect track for those unforgettable late night/early morning outings on the dancefloor.
“John and I have had conversations for years about music, so this release is something that’s been in the works for a while. I feel like this really is the perfect time for me to come out with Bedrock, as it’s another bucket list label to tick off my list and they also allowed me to showcase a completely different side of my production this release features a more underground and rolling sound instead of having that big sound room that people might now expect of me. To be released through the label and to have the support of someone like John is truly an honor.” – Franky Wah
A fast-rising artist, Franky Wah shows no signs of slowing down when it comes to his career. Like his first release of 2022,Dopa La Vita / Mande is just the start of the English musician’s impending success in the months to come. For Franky, it was an honor to be invited by the one and only John Digweed to present his musical creations on Bedrock Records, and it’s safe to say that his impeccable production expertise and artistic flair onDopa La Vita / Mande perfectly illustrates everything the label stands for.