There are few artists I’ve written about as much over the past 18 months than the frenetically prolific French electronic music producer, artist and JOVM mainstay LutchamaK. During that same period, LutchamaK has released an increasingly eclectic array of material — whether as EPs, stand-alone singles and albums — that find him bouncing back and forth between different electronic music styles, genres and sub-genres with effortless aplomb.
The French JOVM mainstay started the year with Pi, a full-length album written and recorded in a three month burst. Interestingly, Pi’s material may arguably be among the darkest and heaviest he has written and recorded. LutchamaK has quickly followed the release of Pi with Quest EP, a six-song EP, which finds the French electronic music producer and artist crafting more melodic material — but with a more experimental direction.
“Fathers & Sugar” Quest EP’s first single is an old-school hip-hop and classic house-inspired track featuring reverberating pads, thumping breakbeats, glistening and atmospheric synth arpeggios. But underneath the club friendly thump, the song possesses a placid, soothing vibe.