Axel Boman – Purple Drank (Original Mix) [TECH-HO– USE]

Axel Boman - Purple Drank (Original Mix) [TECH-HO-- USE] Pampa Records release from the Swedish DJ has worked with the likes of Kornél Kovács and John Talabot. Here he samples hip hop to create a deep, trippy and mesmerising house track.

Axel Boman – Purple Drank

I once saw Axel Boman perform a set in 2014 at Corsica Studios, in Room 2, shirt off behind the decks raving as hard as the crowd. Playing trippy Tech bombs, he seemed just like a normal punter having the time of his life. In your face, brash, technical tunes was the name of the game. ‘Purple Drank’ is such a contrast to such playing style, it’s like comparing a Rhino to a Jellyfish. Released in 2010 on DJ Koze’s Pampa Records, Purple Drank is a syrupy concoction reflecting its namesake.

Sweet and sticky like Promethazine and Candy hybrid, the vocal is a recollection of the woozy night before. ‘I woke up with your name on my lips’ it recollects. The way it’s said though, implies the night before was a sordid affair, one best not for the cameras. Southern rappers Bun B & Slim Thug would’ve been proud. The vocal is shocking just like the organ riff. Bright but dark it slowly seeps into the mix before expanding into a trance-like manner. Picking up pace with the echoed vocal, it turns into a ferocious canopy of sound, a whoosh similar to Scuba’s ‘Adrenaline‘. Continue reading

Galcher Lustwerk – I Neva Seen (Original Mix) [DEEP HO– USE]

Galcher Lustwerk - I Neva Seen (Original Mix) [DEEP HO-- USE] New York based, White Material Records label-affiliated Galcher, sometimes know by his alias Road Hog drops unique tracks that have an essence of deepness to them. When he's not touring the globe you'll find him in either Bossa Nova, Civic Club Nitsa or the Good Room.
Galcher Lustwerk – I Neva Seen

Galcher Lustwerk’s I Neva Seen is a hip-house track with a twist. The track’s deep, with the vocal stirring into the beat like warm milk pours into espresso to form a perfect flat white. Short but strong, punchy and velvety smooth. Whizzing to the upper stratosphere of the underground in 2013 via his ‘100% Lusterwerk’ mixtape of his own originals, I Neva Seen is a true head boppin cut. Like some of Burial’s jams, some tracks are ideal for a walk in an urban environment. This is one.

Silky smooth chords sway in lazily, making the listener feel relaxed. It has an old school feel but feels brightened by the hats and knocks in the background. Field recordings of a wave kicks ensuring the track sounds extra wavy. Galcher’s use of vocals are too dope. Clearly influenced on the leaned out rap style of fellow New Yorker A$AP Rocky, Glacher raps about being blown away by a girls drug habit, across town, midtown and down town. Something ‘I Neva Seen’ before he alludes. A fitting companion for the beat.

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