Bjarki – “Bæpolar”
The sixth release from lauded Russian label трип landed a monster coup by releasing a vintage track by AFX (fka Aphex Twin). Fans of Aphex Twin will find a lot to love on the opening track of When I Was 14, released last week. A tinny percussive loop with elements of cloppy mechanical detritus, reminiscent of late 90s Warp and Rephlex tracks, propels Icelandic producer Bjarki‘s “Bæpolar” which is topped by an icy pad and regularly interrupted with a low end plunging three note Hoover bass tone. Bjarki’s music has appeared on Nina Kraviz’s DJ-Kicks mix and Alan Fitzpatrick’s Fabric 87 mix and he has three forthcoming albums to be released later this year on трип.