First off- I would like to apologize to all of the Kenyan producers out there but- Kenya Believe It!? A Kenyan producer!
I am outright admitting I have never heard of Rikkaz or any other producer from Kenya. I publicly apologize and pledge to pay closer attention to him from now on!
Ok, now that I've gotten that out we can get back on [track].
"Let the Night" is a big-room Prog-House firecracker with huge dynamics and catchy hooks everywhere- this is confidently a hit.
In the words of the beautiful Kat Parsons: "Let the night surround you"
So now that you've experienced what I've experienced, let me give you my thoughts. The vocal work from Kat Parsons, the indie-pop singer, is phenomenal. I'm drawn to the playful way she approaches vocals. Her sweet & sandy voice is just the beginning of the epic ride. After a suspenseful build up featuring some awesome layering, the drop comes in and hot damn, it's good! I am very picky when it comes to the big-room sound
but this one definitely scores one for creativity, reminding me that festival Prog-House can still come out with something worthwhile.
Although some might call "Let the Night" a cliche festival banger, I disagree because it's too dynamic, IMO. To anyone who can write music, it's easy to tell a well-made big-room track from a product of "the formula". Whatever side of the fence you're on, it's a MASSIVE party track if I've ever heard one.
For someone who very clearly is an underdog, Rikkaz has recieved quite a bit of support. However, this shouldn't discourage you from also supporting him, since this man certainly deserves more than 5k likes on facebook.
"In 2010 Rikkaz's bootlegs and mashups were supported by Gareth Emery, tyDi and Judge Jules on BBC Radio 1. His musical journey continued aided by his original scores and played on world renowned shows such as Armin van Buuren's A State of Trance, Corsten's Countdown, Global DJ Broadcast with Markus Schulz, VONYC Sessions by Paul van Dyk and Group Therapy with Above & Beyond." -from Rikkaz' Facebook Bio