Following the release of double-track Only Light / Only Darkness, producer Happa takes a more playful approach with his latest offering LS14 Battler.
While Happa made his name with a series of industrial, bass-techno hybrid EPs, lately he’s been exploring a more colourful sound palette. In part influenced by his move to London from Leeds earlier this year, Happa’s sonic evolution has also been shaped by the burgeoning number of production credits he has accrued: to date he has worked with the likes of David Byrne, FKA Twigs, Trim and more.
His brand of deconstructed leftfield techno does everything but the predictable. Broken, pulsing beats and all manner of unorthodox sounds contribute to its delirious energy. It’s the sound of Happa illuminating his style without compromising his experimental adventures. On LS14 Battler, plucky instrumentation peppers a shifting rhythmic landscape as stabbing staccato synths and spliced vocal samples shots blend with deep bass lines.
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