Boomkat Product Review:
Collecting Loft’s Heffalump / I Am Buoyant one-two for Astral Plane Recordings, and corresponding remixes by Acre, Szare, Chants and Alis.
Tipped by everyone from Mixmag to RA, who named Heffalump their #8 best track of 2016, it’s become something of Joel Sinclair aka Loft’s calling card; a subtly diffracted slice of sub-aquatic/outer-space club music riddled with palpitating drums and under an amorphous pressure system precipitating whirligig trance coda by the track’s end. I AM Buoyant is an entirely new production, locking into weightless club styles with fractious breakbeat tessellations that intersect B-More, UK rufige and Jersey styles in a similar way to Millie & Andrea’s, but with a more melodramatic flourish.
Acre rudes up I Am Buoyant with flintier jungle breaks, salty noise and pitching, seasick dynamic; Szare pinches Heffalump to a strobing flow of industrial breaks and worksite clangour a la Mumdance & Logos bangers; and Alis impresses with a soaring, weightless remix rendering of Heffalumpi.