Hackman - Semibreves EP
(£9.49 Incl VAT)
Release Date: 3rd October
180G cyan blue 12" vinyl with Laser-etched tracklist in double sleeves and a deluxe PvC wallet with flap. The outer sleeve is embossed with die cut over-sized centres, 2 spot uv stickers and a cyan metallic foiled stamp.
Dimitri Fergadis' L.A based label Halocyan follow up a slew of high-profile releases from the likes of Paul Woolford, Arkist, Raudive and Gravious with the next coming courtesy of the ever-evolving Hackman backed up with remixes from Timo Maas and KiNK.
At just 24, Hackman has already amassed a lauded back catalogue that's touched 20:20Vision, Futureboogie, Greco-Roman and Rampa offshoot PTN. As an artist he's consistently diversified his sound and - akin to the ethos of Halocyan - has kept one foot firmly in dance music's rich history as well as looking forwards with each release.
His latest offering 'Semibreves' shows Hackman returning to the tougher, more armoured facet of his catalogue epitomised by his collaboration with Tessela on Audio Culture back in 2011. Complex, primal rhythms are laced with his stout and muscular bass tones while he uses melody to astutely whip up rapture.
First up on remix duties is Rockets & Ponies co-founder Timo Maas; a stalwart experimentalist who has earned his stripes across a vast and varied back catalogue. His take on 'Grass Green' melds rasping bass tones with twisted and eerie melodies t
hat roll out over an elongated breakdown.
Next up is KiNK whose penchant for analogue circuitry is manifested across his harmonious remix of 'Semibreves' - swooning synth propel a major / minor shift as his rattling drums keep the pressure up throughout and bolster another solid
addition to the Halocyan series.
a2. Grass Green - (Orthographically Historialized by Timo Maas)
b1. Grass Green
b2. Semibreves (Epiphylogenetically Enumerated Reset by KiNK)