New Release From Audio Culture: Iron Galaxy 'Attention Seeker'
With releases from GoldFFinch, Presk and Cinnaman and a forthcoming release from South London Ordnance, Audio Culture are dishing out no end of fresh club rumblers, most notably Hackman & Tessela's heavyweight EP 'Now I've Lost My Number 4' which was released back in May.
The Amsterdam-based label now bring us an equally impressive single from Iron Galaxy aka Adam Hodgins, continuing to demonstrate their eye for new talent.
Based in Montreal, he is another to add to the list of rising bass stars from Canada with Jacques Greene, Egyptrixx, Lunice and Kevin McPhee providing an eclectic collection of Canadian successes. Hodgins has honed a distinctly atmospheric tech-house sound, with notable attention to detail in his production as observed in the the melancholic precision of 'How Long', a track released on Late Night Tales, an independent label with whom Four Tet released the Hendrix cover of 'Castles Made of Sand'.
Hodgins also produces under the alias 'Sex Life' with David Shaw; look out for releases on Turbo Recordings from this collaboration. Citing his influences as far reaching as angsty shoe gaze to contemporary techno and house names (R&S, Warp, Clone), Hodgins has a diverse musical background which is undoubtedly evident in his own soulful take on the genres he knows and loves.
This one-sided EP is a transitional piece, a steady roller with an insistent analogue sequence that makes way for the emotion triggered in the plaintive vocal section.
This is underpinned by reverb laden chords and the 909 hi-hats provide elements of classic house, which combined with a shuffle rhythm drives the track along. With a heavy favouriting on soundcloud and a place on labelmate Hackman's mix for Mixmag, Hodgins' tune is already looking to be another success for Audio Culture.
Iron Galaxy is released as a one-sided etched vinyl and digital on August 20th.
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