Following three acclaimed releases from Glimpse, Alex Jones and Shenoda, Hypercolour is back again with more super-fresh underground house music to brighten up the dancefloor. This time, we welcome Parisian young gun Sebastien Bouchet, whose releases on Freak n’Chic have been creating quite a stir with discering DJs across the globe. ‘Changing Lanes’ is a mid-paced, woozy number, with stripped back beats, cascading FX, and Bouchet’s messed-up vocals drifting in and out of the mix. It’s deep and it’s druggy, but there’s still plenty of movement and groove, making it perfect for the grey hours of the early morning.
Next up is a remix from Jens Bond, another super-hot producer whose slinky, taut technoid sound had already featured on labels including Sender, Highgrade and Poker Flat. Jens pulls the groovier, trackier heart out of the original, injecting dubby stabs, smart, drifting percussion, and subtly swelling filters in the mix. Existing in the foggy hinterland between dub-techno, futuristic house and narcotic minimalism, it’s another essential track from one of the scene’s most exciting new names.
‘Diablos’ rounds up the EP with a straight, gentle drum pattern and wistful chimes, creating a vibe that’s both melancholic and forceful. Recalling the murky deepness of artists like Lawrence and recent Superpitcher, it’s an edgy, unsettling and ultimately beautiful coda to another essential Hypercolour release.
Sebastien discovered electronic music at the age of 14. The defining track was "Music Sounds Better With You" from Stardust and it opened up a whole new world for him. He started to organize parties with his friends around Paris, attended the infamous Kwality parties at the Batofar and bought his first records from Katapult. At the tender age of 17, Sebastien began to experiment with machines and synthesisors. He gave his first demo to Dan Ghenacia who was totally seduced and offered to release "Manivelle" in Feb 2006.