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