Cat No: HYPE041
Artist: Luke Vibert
Title: Halloween (Part Two) EP
Release Date: 1st December 2014
Hot on the heels of Luke Vibert’s ‘Halloween’ (Part One), Hypercolour present more acidic business from one of Cornwall’s finest bleeps exponent, backed with two very solid remixes from Tom Demac and FaltyDL.
More new and exclusive material from Vibert then, on the A side cut, “iStrain”. Deadly mechanical funk of the highest order, the Eastern melodic flavors float over a bending and bouncing 303 bassline, serving up a heady concoction of analogue goodness, proving that Vibert’s still got ‘it’ in plenty of abundance.
Hypercolour regular, Tom Demac, revisits “Halloween”, the dark, Pagan stomping acid tormentor from Part One. Going in straight for the jugular, Demac offers up a heavyweight battering ram of a remix, certainly not for the faint-hearted, as the crushed beats slap and pound against the lysergic modulations and the demented vocal phrases.
Coming up for air, Brooklyn’s FaltyDL comes to Hypercolour fresh from an outstanding album on Ninja Tune and singles on Swamp81 and Hemlock, with a stunning breaks version of “Stabs Of Regret” (a track featured on Vibert’s Ridmik album for Hypercolour last year). Hustling and frenzied breakbeats challenge for pole position with deep and dreamy chords and light synth melodies, the complex and compelling arrangement keeping things continually fresh in the mix. Vibert’s funk is not lost either, with FaltyDL ensuring that this remix stays bang on point and funkier than a pair of Rick James’ leather strides.