March sees the formidable Hypercolour deliver its most surprising output yet, an EP from none other than Groove Armada.
Tom Findlay and Andy Cato need little introduction as Groove Armada. Chart smashes, huge live tours and being part of the worldwide electronic music history aside, the duo have never lost touch with their acid house roots and have continued to be devoted to record buying, DJing and the much maligned promo trawl.
Tom and Andy have been avid followers of the label it seemed, since it's inception. It was through label head Jamie, meeting the guys back in 2010 at Space in Ibiza, and then continued communication via Hypercolour promos, that led to an out-of-the-blue email requesting an informal hook up in East London and, within just a few days, a release was scheduled.
That release is the 'No Knock EP', four tracks that range from 808 fuelled old school cuts to low slung, Moog-bass'd electronic funk. Each sound is lovingly crafted but there's an analog rawness throughout and every track has the sort of tweaked, off-kilter and occasionally awkward vibe that Hypercolour do so well.
It just takes a bit of imagination to guess what a GA release on Hypercolour should sound but failing that, just check the release out as it won't disappoint.