a1. Garnier - ENCHANTé
b1. Garnier - Confused
Released 26th August 2016
Re-mastered and re-pressed, Axel Boman’s classic EP for Hypercolour is made available again, three years on from its original release. Hailing from Sweden, Axel Boman has ascended through the ranks over these last few years, from his first productions on the Swedish label Ourvision Recordings, to releases for Mule Muziq, DJ Koze’s Pampa Records, Pets Recordings and his own Studio Barnhus imprint. Boman has carved out a steady and loyal reputation for his DJ and production skills, collaborating also with John Talabot for the killer Talaboman project that has served up some highly memorable DJ sets and a 2014 single, ‘Sideral’. The ‘Black Magic Boman’ EP was Boman’s 2013 offering on Hypercolour, and a release that’s since gone down as a leftfield house “must have”. Long out of press, the re-release revisits the four tracks of sheer quality across the two sides. “Television People” is built around minimal percussion, a rubbery synth line that echoes the best of Matthew Johnson’s productions, and a distant spoken word vocal delivery. Spooky, early morning vibes, and one of the favourites from this EP. “Cubic Mouth” goes deeper into the melodies, with a distorted mallet riff over some supernatural and spellbinding drums & FX. “Look What You’ve Done to Me” continues with the graceful house sounds, layering and filtering ethereal piano samples and searing synths over a sparse percussive workout. And “Klinsmann” wraps things in fine style with more highly infectious melodies and soft kicks, bouncing claps and earworm bassline.
a1. Television People
a2. Cubic Mouth
b1. Look What You've Done to Me
‘Concentric Rhythms’ is the new extended player from DJ Guy, the Cardiff born producer who, despite being heavily involved in the electronic music scene since the early 90s, has only really begun to open up his vast archive of productions to the masses. With releases to date on the likes of Bake’s All Caps, NORD Records and Organic Analogue, here he makes his Hypercolour debut with a record that continues to shine, demonstrating clearly, his deep rooted interest in the realms of Jungle, Acid House and early UK techno. His productions are a compliment to his extensive and ambitious collection of varied influences that he so effortlessly practices and combines. With a colossal treasure trove of archived and unreleased music, DJ Guy has been able to dig deep into his collection of music for ‘Concentric Rhythms’, and Hypercolour are honored to play a continuing part in unlocking this vault of timeless electronic music.
a3. Concentric Rhythm
b1. Don't Hold Back '95
b2. Through The Galaxy
c1. 20 (Full 16 Minute Version)
d1. Fresh Horizons
d2. Bankzappa Dub
Release Date: 26th January 2018
FaltyDL flexes his rave muscle on the “Three Rooms” EP, out on Hypercolour in January 2018. Big, medium and small breakbeat flavours in each of the three rooms.
a1. Big Room
a2. Medium Size Room
b1. Small Room (Fake Smiling Faces)
With two releases already under his belt on Clone, Gary Gritness AKA Slikk Tim lands on Hypercolour with “The Sugar Cane Chronicles Vol. 1″.
Gritness may be a relatively new name on the block, but his session work for artists like Kenny Bobien, Louie Vega and Grant Nelson has marked up this multi-instrumentalist as a clear talent.
Hailing from France, Gritness had been spotted by Underground Resitance’s ‘Mad’ Mike Banks as ‘one to watch’, and on his Hypercolour release, displays a deft hand of producing futuristic funk sounds. A spot on blend of raw drum programming and blissfull jazz funk riffs, “Preachin Some Tight Game” sets the EP’s tone just right with its infectious melodies and cruising groove. Darker 1980’s soundtrack vibes are explored on “Stayin’ Strong Hand” with its thick analogue atmosphere, whilst the laid back and freestyle vibes of “Working Girls” demands to be played in the Cadillac with the top down! EP closer, “Fly Shit", continues with the tranquil melodies and G-Funk factor.
a1. Preachin’ Some Tight Game
a2. Stayin’ Strong Hand
b1. Working Girls
b2. Fly Shit Short
Released 3rd February 2017
Returning to Hypercolour with a second volume of his Sugar Cane Chronicles, Gary Gritness lays down more devastating funk and classy riffing over his trusty Roland 606. After the first volume, released last April, sold out its vinyl run, Gritness delivers more explorations and adventures into his unique and soulful world. Having elusively built his reputation as an outstanding session player, live producer and fantastically dressed Funkateer, Gritness has delivered a handful of releases on labels like Clone Crown Ltd, Nyami Nyami and his own DIY and cassette-only Slikk Tapes.
"Steady Choosin" gets downright fusion-jazz and Gritness fires out seductive melodies and latin piano playing of the highest order whilst "Countin Up With Starr" delves into a darker well of synth mania, with a sexual groove reminiscing of Rick James, all the while retaining Gary's signature licks and riffs.
"Runner Joe's Revenge" on the flip ramps up the hysteria for a gritty and colossal production that typifies his love of cyberpunk soundtracks and the drama and narrative to be found in this style. "The Sugar Cane Chronicles Vol. 2" closes with the low-slung "Pool Shark Loot", wrapping up on a mysterious and captivating tone; its wandering bassline and melodic touches carrying all the signature Gritness sounds, with the P-Funk sleaziness on top.
a1. Steady Choosin'
a2. Countin' Up With Starr
b1. Runner Joe's Revenge
b2. Pool Shark Loot