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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