South African producer Bruce Loko will release his ‘The Black Pearl’ EP via Freerange Recordings on 22nd February.
The Breyton, Mpumalanga-born artist follows up releases on labels like Get Physical Music, Atjazz and Stay True Sounds with his Freerange debut, showcasing once again his striking ability to make house music that is at once spare and rich, minimal and intricate, atmospheric and club ready.
His previous releases have seen support from the likes of the Keinemusik crew and DJ Koze and this EP should be no different. Making use of his background in jazz and a taste for cinematic melodic flourishes, the release is a fine example of how to make the most out of a few constituent parts. Motifs, melodies and rhythmic elements weave around one another to make for tracks that are easy to listen to but never boring. The opening title track is a testament of that, an eight-minute trip of sharp percussion and swerving bass grooves and synth pads. Check it out below.
Pre-order ‘The Black Pearl’ here.