Vapor Eyes delivers his latest EP "Reminisce," a nostalgic ode to summer.
Throughout the entirety of "Reminisce," Vape's use of heavy hip-hop drums and 90s dance melodies explore new territory in an old sound. The project starts with "Voices in The Air," which introduces the album's tone with its opening piano stabs.
By the second track "Magick Moments," the album oozes an upbeat summer energy that perpetually builds while being accented by recognizable hip-hop vocal chops. "Paracosm" relaxes the pace slightly while still giving you a solid backbeat to move to.
"Busybodies" opens with a dialogue sample about the UK dance scene (which isn't the first or last on the album) before going into the project's most hip-hop influenced song. "Hauntology" continues the hip-hop pacing, followed by "Best Night of My Life" which caps the project off with a dance anthem commentated by a well-placed Trainspotting sample.
With each release, Vapor Eyes becomes increasingly efficient at diving into a particular sound and staying in that pocket. While the EP only includes six tracks, it feels complete and confident with what it is - a highly enjoyable summer dance record.