Berlin-based, UK-raised Hugo Massien’s musical trajectory has led him from a folk filled childhood into drum & bass, dubstep and techno. With his recent triptych of EPs on the mighty E-Beamz label, the producer has showcased his distinct stylistic evolution with a series of tracks that range from atmospheric, Burial-inspired dub to dusty, cosmic techno.
This month marks the release of the final EP of the trio. ‘Where Your Body Begins’ is set for release this Friday 10th August and features five brand new cuts that, once again, highlight the producer’s versatility and ability to fuse individual influences to make a sound that is very much his own.
‘The Only Constant Is Change’ is a bass music blended techno cut with hopeful synth arpeggios and vocal samples giving it a ‘90s trance edge. ‘Alien Shapes’ meanwhile is a murky, dark electro jam with a menacing acid lead. ‘Circles Going In’ is a beautiful and beatless new-age breather to precede ‘Faith In Chaos’ which leads with a garage leaning house beat before a swerving acid line and reverberating vocal cut shower the track in atmosphere.
The opening title track – premiering below – is an introduction of intent. A flurry of broad bass swells, enchanting melodic trills and a quick hi-hat led pace, it sets the EP with fierce vitality and confidence.
Where Hugo Massien’s music takes him next remains to be seen. But we’re very excited to hear the results.
Pre-order ‘Where Your Body Begins’ here.