Over the years, Ycee has evolved with the times and gleaned valuable lessons along the way. Now in a phase in which he is unmoved by trends and only subject to his own dictates, music pacing has become a thing for him. The last time we heard from Ycee on Nu Riddim, he was in the throes of passion, a dimension that kickstarted a new journey into the world of experimentalism. The disjointed nature of music release in the past couple of years is finally coming together on a sentiment steeped EP titled Love Drunk, slated for an early October release accompanied by a deeply rooted and confident sound, and to preface this, he shares Aunty Lovina as he gallantly makes his way to the scene after many months away.
Over galvanic drums layered on whiny synths produced by C – Tea Beats, a rhythmic affair with all the makings of a party starter, Ycee and Patoranking appropriate South Africa’s house music culture, imparting the fast tempo with their celebrated individuality, powered by deep bass vocals, immersive despite their inflections and fit for the occasion, one where movement is sparked from start to finish.
Rife with lusty metaphors and quick rhythms Ycee is partly famous for, Aunty Lovina reminds us of the Ycee with an eye for great times on the likes of Juice and Omo Alhaji and paves a smooth path to the anticipation of his new project.