2021 may be among the most prolific and productive of LutchamaK‘s career to date. The JOVM mainstay started the year with Pi, a full-length album written and recorded in at three-month inspired burst that resulted in some of the darkest and heaviest material, he has written and released to date.
Then he released the Quest EP, an effort, which featured experimental yet very melodic material. A few months after that, he released Rapscallion, which featured the Radioactivity-era Kraftwerk meets 90s techno-like “James Blitz 007.”
Then there was Seven Hybrids, which featured the hypnotic club banger “Moonbright,” and the Larry Levan house music-like “Davai.” He also released Threshold, which featured “Irie Vibrations,” a track that seemed to mesh elements of Lee “Scratch” Perry-like dub with club friendly trance and house and “Bitrate Scale,” a brooding yet hypnotic club banger that brought Tour de France era Kraftwerk to mind.
The French JOVM mainstay closes out a busy 2021 with the Utopia EP. Earlier this week, I wrote about hypnotic yet contmeplative EP single “You See.” The EP’s second and latest single “s.T. bahn” is a deep house banger centered around stuttering hi hat, skittering beats, glistening synth arpeggios and a euphoric hook. Unlike it’s immediate predecessor, it’s a decidedly festive song that brings Octo Octa‘s Between Two Selves to mind.