LYZZA - POWERPLAY (SMBL055)
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Release date: November 10, 2017
01. Talk Ur Talk
02. Ex E Ex
03. Take the L ft. Shygirl
04. Bad Habits
05. LOL, You Wild!
06. La Unica
Brazilian-born, Amsterdam-based Lyzza has been burning up the European club scene since emerging late last year as a force to be reckoned with. Set to be released on November 10, Lyzza's longest recorded statement to date arrives via Symbols this Fall, showing off a brash style of contemporary club music that displays a natural verve for performance. Prominently featuring Lyzza's own voice, the Powerplay EP is a tour de force of huge riffs and vocals that leap out of the mix, provided by Lyzza herself, as well as frequent Sega Bodega and coucou chloe collaborator Shygirl.
Beginning with the deliberate march of "Talk Ur Talk", Powerplay unravels slowly over six tracks, a constant build in energy that climaxes with the peak time strut of "LOL, You Wild!" before settling down for the haunting chill and cracking drums of "La Unica". Hardstyle kicks and splashy trance melodies provide texture and drama throughout the whole release, while the aforementioned Shygirl provides a breathy vocal performance that demands repeat listens. And regardless of context, Lyzza has provided a debut that immediately commands full attention, a true stop and turn moment from one of Europe's most talented up-and-comers.