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Reviewed by Tim Hewitt

Sachi: Lunch With Bianca EP

Reviewed by Tim Hewitt

Sachi: Lunch With Bianca EP

Sachi is two 18 year-old Auckland producers with an ear for smooth melodies. ‘Lunch With Bianca’, their first collection of tracks, covers a lot of ground gathering influences from street, bass and club culture. The rhymes flow in South Central featuring US rapper DUCKWRTH, themes of Americana seem to sit in juxtaposition to the opening track Hold On performed with confidently Kiwi vocal accents and swirling loops over ’70s disco funk. Summer feels like it’s never far away in these tracks, which seem to capture the nostalgia and joy of golden, carefree days. Not just the season, it’s about being in the moment which these songs invite. Heavy Breathing features verses carried with fashionably disinterested and sultry female vocals. The song doesn’t get too weighty thanks to synth-mad choruses and jams. No More, the EP’s second single, is an example of world class EDM production. Video game noises playfully weave through confident vocals of a singer named Zoe, the chorus a catchy prism of pitched vocals and cut ’80s synths. It’s a vibey and memorable song that has caught Sachi international attention. Eyes Blue features rapper INF in a dynamic mix of neo-soul and street attitude that feels rooted in NZ’s hip hop tradition. The future looks summery bright for Sachi.