For all the global assets pushing the realms of vocal House music, few have hammered the consistent charm of Sydney’s Anthony Maniscalco, better known on the floor as Hook N Sling. Off the heels of his gold disc racking collaboration ‘Take You Higher’ alongside homeland peer Goodwill, ‘Surrender’ sees the melodic Aussie sensation extend his affinity for vocal moments for Spinnin Records.
Led by a top line from Evermore, Maniscalco flexes his instrumental muscles to match the uplifting vocal properties of ‘Surrender’ with piercing keys and poignant synth play throughout. Sitting considerably far from the more melodic intimacy of his gold-disc breakthrough, ‘Surrender’ proves that Hook N Sling is anything but a one trick pony amid a time in which such emotively poised outings remain gold dust.
Words by Dan Carter