A1. Thunderclap 7:12
A2. Hype Shifter 5:40
B1. Indescipherable 6:41
B2. Hype Shifter
Shetlands raised, Malmö based producer Bolam has been building quite the reputation for himself with his exciting blend of future-facing UK techno, breakbeat, jungle and electro. Following a release on London’s Control Freak Recordings, Breaks ‘N’ Pieces welcomes the emerging artist to the roster with the Thunderclap EP.
The title track ‘Thunderclap’ is a left-field leaning blend of experimental electronics, pace-building techno and large breaks, all tied together under an umbrella of hair-raising atmospherics designed to excite and alarm. ‘Hype Shifter’ makes playful use of grimey textures and tones as this subby cut of breakbeat ventures deep into the underground with elements of Baltimore club.
‘Indecipherable’ is self-descriptive; a mutated electro cut that lends from a large pool of sub-genre to create something totally unique. Wait for the vocals after the halfway point, here Bolam has crafted one of the most exciting crossover tracks of the year. Closing out the EP is TRULE bossman and man of the hour Al Wootton. The artist formerly known as Deadboy turns in a typically bassy, stripped back breaks remix of ‘Hype Shifter’ – one that should be going straight in any UK sound heads cart.