Boomkat Product Review:
Brighton’s Etch flexes mutant bassbin muscle on a round of freaky techno, UKG and beatdown designs for the dance
Back on it for Hypercolour, Etch’s 2nd EP with the label goes loosey goosey style with his crafty sidespin on ‘nuum helixes. ‘Lazyville’ trots to Theo-esque triplet torque, replete with warm and groggy Detroit pads, whereas ‘Gaia’s Mainframe’ trades in a more typical sort of off-kilter breakbeat stepper looking back to cusp-of-1990 styles via sampledelic prisms. ‘Pluto’s Groove’ locks off the EP’s rudely swung take on UKG templates, augmented with weevily acid punctuated by jungle breaks, with ‘Belladonna & The Poppies’ eazing off into hazy sort of pastoral beatdown contoured with swooping subs.