Without doubt one of the most prolific underground UK producers of the past six years is undoubtedly Alex Green, the man behind the slick and intelligent beats of Boddika and NonPlus+ Records.
After putting his joint Instra:mental alias with Damon Kirkham on hold a couple of years ago following the release of their debut studio album Resolution 653 back 2011, Alex has taken his Boddika project to new heights since the turn of 2012.
A flurry of collaborative EPs with Joy Orbison released under the pairs illusive SunkLo imprint broadened his musical horizons and earned him scores of fans more accustomed and devoted to the hardcore techno sounds of Berlin; in contrast to his eclectic UK following, who could at times be found digesting at times a somewhat sour post-dubstep nostalgia.
Add in his hugely popular and successful Think & Change compilation for he beloved NonPlus earlier this year, featuring unreleased tracks from Pearson Sound, Scuba‘s SCB alias, Four Tet and Martyn among others, and you’ve got a serious level of hype surrounding this man at the minute.
His new release for Loefah‘s Swamp81 imprint is Boddika’s latest output, accepting no prisoners for the floor; a double 12″ release titled Steam, which dropped at the end of last month. four tracks of pure warehouse pedigree, fit only for the Swamp vision and mindset.
If you were into Beats Me from the Think & Change compilation then head straight to Black, but if you’re keen for a really big trip then wrap your ears around the lead track Steam or moody and suggestive roller Crack.
Our favourite from the release however, harking back to some of his first releases for Swamp 81 (see 2727) has to be Heat, with its electro influenced percussion, typically weighty bass frequencies and coupled together with dancing hats and emotive, soulful vocal snips all building to that hypnotic, acid washed drop. Sick!
Fans should also note that there is promise of a fourth SunkLo release to drop before the end of 2013. It’s currently out of stock everywhere, but you might be able to pick up a reasonably priced copy from Discogs here if you keep your eyes pealed.
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