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)
a1/ Kevin McPhee - CC-XXX-YY-NNNNN
a2 Kevin McPhee - CC-XXX-YY-NNNNN (Trevino Remix)
b1/ Kevin McPhee - Branch
b2/ Kevin McPhee - DD-YYY-ZZ-OOOOO
Released 9th September 2016
Peter Kremeier, AKA Losoul, has always been an artist we’ve greatly admired here at Hypercolour, so it was a real thrill to have him on the label back in 2014, and here we have an essential repress of the ‘Slowly Turning’ release. A huge catalogue of eclectic, distinctive and funky music for labels like Playhouse, Moodmusic and Freak ‘n’ Chic, Losoul turns in two exceptional tracks on this EP that were lapped up on the initial release. ‘Daddy, What’s A Rise?’ is classic Losoul; a heavy low slung groove never lets up, with micro disco stabs and distant vocal snippets, looping round and round for over 10 minutes, but without ever standing still, the filtering and deft touches keep things moving at just the right funky pace. B side cut ‘Time & Space’ is a glitchy and dubbed out affair, a solid 4/4 beat underpins a myriad of delayed percussion and panning synths, spatial effects and an incessant chord stab, head music for the heads indeed! Selected DJ reactions Troy Pierce (Items & Things) – Classic Losoul! Good stuff… Josh Wink (Ovum) – dig the simplicity of Losoul’s tracks, groovin! Jimpster (Freerange) – I’m a big fan of Losoul so dead happy to hear some new stuss, this is killer too, especially ‘Daddy’, defo playing this out a lot Ralph Lawson (2020 Vision) – Heavy as you would expect! Will Saul (Aus) – Epic win! Roman Fluegel – Great material by a true legend! Midland – Very good, thanks Roy Davis Jnr – Deadly groove! Detroit Swindle – Classic Losoul, nice one Ewan Pearson - Losoul is one of the great European house producers and doesn’t seem to get the props that some of his peers get. This is as usual a cut above - Daddy is more than a disco loop, and Time & Space is completely hypnotic. Davide Squillace – Just fantastic, big fan of Losoul Raresh (arpiar) – superb release, wow, thanks a lot! Mr. G – great production
a1. Daddy, What's a Rise?
b1. Time & Space