Halogenix Smashes New Lordel EP As He Embarks On New Chapter [Deadbeatz]
Drum and Bass visionary, Halogenix has minted his first EP under the moniker of his pseudo side projectLordel. The former Ivy Lab member has been liberated from any kind of artistic limitations or expectations as he introduces listeners to this exciting new project. Lordel is an eerie yet contagious 6-track EP out now on Deadbeatz, that explores the experimental depths of bass music, as the masterful beatsmith looks to evolve beyond the confines genre. Halogenix makes a major statement with this EP, flexing his production muscles to concoct a truly mind-bending release. Weaving between various tempos and sonic textures, Lordel is required listening for bass aficionados of all sorts.
The EP opens up with the ethereal yet murky “Purpen.” The track opens with some beautiful sound design and throbbing synth work that blooms into a thick droning banger. “Chipset” is infused with melodic hip-hop angst offset with gritty, raking synths and menacing vocal samples. “Wolf” is the truly hypnotic highlight of this release, undulating and marauding through shadowy realms of aqueous bass. “Bollo” continues the EP’s groovy vibe with its bouncy synths and enticing percussion. “Ennui” is a jazzy, cinematic voyage that beams with cathartic melancholy overtones. “Philly To Pittsburgh” is a delightful experimental ballad that brings EP to a somnolent close.
With a sound self-described as raw, organic, and melancholy, this EP serves as the perfect introduction to the Lordel project. Previously a founding member of Ivy Lab, Halogenix demonstrates his skills as a producer across all 6 tracks, masterfully blending hip hop, downtempo, and lo-fi beats. Halogenix brings all of the sonic nuances that he utilizes in drum & bass to this enigmatic new chapter. Bold, suave and diverse, Lordel is filled with sonorous synths, creeping melodies, and invasive percussion culminating a glorious first step in a new direction.
Halogenix’s career began with the inspiration he drew from his father, a French horn player in the London Symphony Orchestra who had the opportunity to be a part of the soundtracks for Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark. While his prolific career has been filled to the brim with unique experiences, releases, and collaborations, such as works with Noisia and SHADES, remixes for BANKS and The Glitch Mob, and production credits with Foreign Beggars, Roses Gabor and hotly tipped UK rapper Benny Mails, he’s more than ready to begin anew with his Lordel project.