If you know of Sinjin Hawke's music, it's hard not to look at him as a creative deity among mortals. Since the second half of last year he's been putting out a great deal of one-off tracks including awe-inspiring remixes of DJ Funk, DJ Assault, and Dre Skull, a Gangsta Boo collaboration, as well as unbelievable futuristic videos of collaborations on his Fractal Fantasy website, and an interplanetary production on Hood By Air stylist Ian Isiah's mixtape. In the past few weeks, Sinjin has continued to prove that his mind does not reside on Earth, and has unleashed some of his best material yet.
A little under two weeks ago, upon the release of the Red Bull Music Academy applications, FACT Magazine premiered a free download of Sinjin Hawke and Just Blaze's collaboration that they worked on during last year's RBMA in New York, titled "One". The track is a lesson in maximalism, with beautiful looping vocal samples, huge bass and powerful synths accented by chime flurries. On the same day, RBMA released a download of a compilation from Academy attendees from the 2013 NYC session, including a collaboration between Sinjin and his Pelican Fly label boss DJ Slow with "On Now", an experimental jam session that leads into a killer Jersey Club end-half. As if that wasn't enough for at least half a year, Sinjin & Night Slugs co-founder L-Vis 1990 premiered their conjunctive work, "The Pit", through Mixmag for Sound Pellegrino's SND.PE Vol. 2 Crossover Series compilation. What "One" owns in maximalism, "The Pit" reverses with minimalist tendencies, following a strong drum track guide with a revolving synth bass pattern. Finally, Hawke released the final collaborative video in his Fractal Fantasy series, an absolute club destroyer in "ThunderScan" with Qween Beat ballroom aficionado MikeQ. The video showcases a highly moldable spherical substance morphing within a framed three dimensional room while the high-energy beat proclaims for the listener to 'eat it up'. Sinjin Hawke already seems to have had a very busy year, but let's hope that he's not done putting out amazing material for a while to come.
Watch the video for "ThunderScan" and listen to "One" and "The Pit" below.
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