Over the course of the past 13 months or so, I’ve spilled copious amounts of ink covering the frenetically prolific, French electronic music artist, producer and JOVM mainstay LutchamaK. And during that 13 month period, the French JOVM mainstay has released an incredibly array of EPs, standalone singles and albums with material that generally draws from techno, with elements of deep house and EDM among other electronic music genres, sub-genres and styles.
The French JOVM mainstay artist started off 2021 with his latest full-length album Pi. Written and recorded in an inspired three month burst, Pi finds LutchamaK crafting the darkest and heaviest material of his rapidly expanding catalog to date. So far, the French electronic music artist and producer has released one single off the album — the trance inducing and expansive, Tour de France-era Kraftwerk-like “KindaHot.”
Pi’s latest single “Gesture” is swaggering and infectious banger centered around squiggling and wobbling synth arpeggios, tweeter and woofer rocking beats, a glistening melody and a sample from the 2013 major motion picture The Family. The track manages to be deceptively faster than what it seems — but as LutchamaK explains he attempted to be craft a simpler composition that mixes techno and pop, while paired with a message that he says is close to his heart.