Socket Hog – 52 Weeks
Irish Electronic Music Producer with a string of highly successful releases on Rough Cut Records, Hydrogen Inc and Bakroom,
Influenced by a variety of electronic music acts including, Frankie Knuckles, Juan Atkins, Jeff Mills, FSOL, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Banco De Gaia, Joey Beltram, William Orbit, Speedy J, Slam, Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin.
I have been producing various types of electronic music under numerous alias including Phraktal, Boshell and Cody / Qaitek, Code Bushido, Static Interference, Paperheart, for record labels from New York to Amsterdam.
To listen to trax from my 52 Weeks Project over on Bandcamp click on the BC logo beneath.
Straight off the back of his releases on Hydrogen Inc, Rough Cut and Bakroom. Socket Hog returns with “Blue Dragon” a ten-track album that took almost three years & three collaborations to complete.
Some of the album highlights include “Dats Bass Music” with regular collaborator & friend Jamez/Loophole (Touche /Rough Cut Records) which we chose as the first track on the album sampler due to its infectious warm energy and deep male vocal.
Our second choice was “The Drums” a track that captures a marching hypnotic groove, drenched with analogue synths washed over a sinewave style bass, a killer tribal groove and slow evolving pads that add texture and fill the track out nicely.
The title track off Socket Hog’s album was our third choice, “Blue Dragon” is a stripped down house cut harking to the sound of some of Socket’s favourite deep house labels like Plastic City and I records.
Finally to close out the sampler we chose “Camarada”, a collaboration with OUD!N13 aka Nicolas Gaugain of French production duo G-Prod. Smooth melodic tones, some occasional white noise, tough drum programming & precisely programmed synths intricately weave through complex chord progressions, building to a wondrous breakdown, before subtly rebuilding all elements to close.
Socket Hog also produces with friends under the alias’; Static Interference, Phraktal, Qaitek, Coherent, Code Bushido & Paperheart.
“Blue Dragon” worldwide release date is Sept 03rd, 2018, distribution via Proton.
All tracks are available for licencing by Bakroom
Publishing by 23rd Precinct
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