Promising Bristolian producer JoeFarr released his debut EP in late 2012 for Tiga’s ever reliant Turbo Recordings, picking up plays from the likes of Dave Clarke, Ivan Smagghe, Dexter & many more. A further EP on Turbo, ‘Clocks’, followed, as well as remixes for Tiga and Zombie Nation, so enamored were they with his production prowess, and now kick starting HypeLTD’s 2014 campaign, JoeFarr presents four cuts for the Hypercolour offshoot.
Lead track ‘Trapington’ in instantly grabbing, fuelled by serious horse power, with it’s nagging and incessant stabs, clangs and vocal chops, underpinned with a meaty and distorted drum pattern. ‘Pocket Face’, built around a crunching 909 workout, slaps you around the chops, coming up for air with the spacey synth hook, then back down for more with some almost ‘Red 1’ era Dave Clark-esque vibes on this techno banger.
Flipside, ‘Stuckfix’ keeps things rough and ready, with a mechanical breakbeat juggernaut and tension building strings, whilst closing the ‘Lounge Vibes’ is ‘Fola44’, indeed perhaps the release’s most restrained offering, with it’s deep organ melody springing to life over the dysfunctional beats, doffing its cap to some of the jazzier elements of Detroit techno over the years.
JoeFarr, defo one to watch for 2014, and if his ‘Lounge Vibes’ are like this, we’re keen to see what he comes up with for the more peak time vibes of his repertoire….
Selected DJ reactions
Perc (Perc Trax) – Pocket Face and Stuckfix are great, thanks
James Zabiela – Stickfix is wicked, Pocket Face too…
Huxley – Stuckfix is class
Sinden (Kiss FM) – Love Pocket Face but also Fola44 is drawing me in, one of my favourite producers
West Norwood Cassette Library – Stuckfix is solid!
Will Azada (Proper Trax) – dig the chunky stomp of Stuckfix and the melancholy synths of Fola44, good record
Appleblim – brilliant stuff, fresh and very inspiring
Rivet – been following JoeFarr for a while, Stuckfix is a ravetastic belter
Glimpse – wicked beyond belief, been hammering these for months, Pocket Face was in our Dense & Pika RA podcast
Breach – Love Trapington
Phil Kieran – liking this one
B Traits (Radio 1) – feeling Stuckfix
Trevino – Fola44 for me
Reboot – Stuckfix is amazing, wow
Todd Edwards – love these beats
Trikk (Hypercolour) – great package here, raw! One again HypeLTD on it!
Behling & Simpson (Futureboogie) – really liking this, excellent stuff, tough, interesting production
Pedram (Born Electric) – Great release, so raw!
Vince Watson (Planet E) – Pocket Face and Fola44 are my picks here
Laurent Garnier – Big, strong and nasty!!
Marco Bernardi (Planet E/Futureboogie) – Strong release this is
Tom Findlay (Groove Armada) – Pocket Face, great, would sound amazing in the Berghain
Rob Da Bank (BBC Radio 1) – Love this