Tyson Ballard - Charges (Charges, Feel Like I Feel, All Night, All Day) / 12"
At barely a minute long, opener "Charges" sees Ballard ease himself back into a rhythm, setting up what's to come with a rising bed of synths and soft, cosmic chords. "Feel Like I Feel" picks up the trail, fusing elegant keys, earnest vocals and puffy bass hits to produce a slice of blissed-out house. "All Night," though several BPM slower, is better suited to clubs, charging ahead with powerful kicks, devastating claps and a synth line that sinks its teeth deep. Throw in some aching vocal snippets and you're left with a deliciously tense tapestry—and the EP's standout cut. Rather than stick to a winning formula, Ballard changes tack once again on "All Day." From the melee of fat, distorted drums, roaming pads and machine-gun snares, a silvery melody surges forward, rounding out an exquisite return for the Voyeurhythm boss.