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1. Steve Martin
2. NYC Panther
3. Brooklyn Bomb
Still very much on his way up through the pile, Bobby Champs is the next fledgling talent to be scooped up by Hypercolour for a full EP entitled ‘Steve Martin’. After a bracing techno release back in August with Drag Queen, the Brighton based beatsmith spreads his wings into more eclectic fair at the same time as showcasing a keen production prowess.
Kicking off the EP is the title track with urban drums and pinging toms slapping out a funky rhythm. The loops roll on with panning synth squeals adding a sense of space to an otherwise compressed and concentrated workout.
‘NYC Panther’ is more hunkered over; the drums are militant, stomping through a deserted city street at night with a rubbery firmness. Heavily filtered vox lurk round each corner variously rapping, whispering and speaking in almost indecipherable words. It’s a set building track punctuated with wobbly chords that sounds like little else
Finally, ‘Brooklyn Bomb’ is six minutes of tight, punchy, convoluted house and bass. Intricate percussive flecks speckle a howling, tortured bassline whilst vocal cries and rising melody patterns keep things from get all too involved and dense. Sweaty business for sure, but dealing in refreshingly contemporary ideals.
Release/catalogue number: HYPEDIGI25
Release date: Nov 5, 2012