Straight lean, Helix, patron. There are a lot of planetary and mathematical puns one can apply to Georgia-based producer Beau Thigpen, known under his moniker Helix. Such as, no wonder he likes loops, or, his tracks are like smooth space curves, or, something about how many parsecs he’s away from Berlin. “I mean, I’m Helix?” is his own take on the introduction. “Not much to say, I’m just a shithead who makes trax a lot and that’s about the whole thing.” Helix produces pretty good trax at that; half a year ago his first release “Pavement”, a raw and dazzling sounding seven minutes track on a techno tip, came out on a limited split 12” through the Belgium label Other Heights. More recently his tracks were picked up by a few noted DJs from the United Kingdom and his music justly got more attention, as well as leading to more releases. One on the Glasgow imprint All Caps (“Stacks Riddim”), another EP on Other Heights, a collaboration with San Fransisco bound producer Simple on Ilian Tape and “Drum Track”, soon to be a much sought after white label release on London-based label.
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