Bruce Loko had been relatively quiet leading up to the end of this year. An extended period of silence on the production front was broken when he guested on Lars Behrenroth’s Deeper Shades Of House and put forth a mix comprised solely of his own, unreleased music. Clearly he had been using his time wisely. This preceded a rollout of new music which has included a 2 track EP on Get Physical, a remix for UK based producer Just Her and a track on the new Stay True Sounds compilation.
He returns to the latter mentioned entity to drop a new EP, titled Hyperion. Featuring 3 original songs the release is a welcome return to a label where he previously released some of his most timeless music. Longtime Lokomotive fans will be pleased to hear the artist playing with some familiar territory while still pushing his sound forward. Ups & Downs and For 1Night Only both have eccentric melodic patterns which slide seamlessly over playful drums. Title track Hyperion is the standout here though, a building groove with powerful pads and a commanding break that is pure dancefloor bliss.
The EP can be streamed off the Bandcamp embed below, be sure to hit up the link to grab a copy and revisit the Stay True Sounds compilation here.
Editor’s Favorite: Hyperion (Original Mix)