Monday 18th November, 2013
The “Hyper Phase” EP, out now on Tru Thoughts, is the second official release from LA based producer Lost Midas. This trio of new tunes follows swiftly on from the “Memory Flux” EP which appeared in summer to instant mainstream and specialist support, from the likes of Lauren Laverne, Nemone and Edith Bowman on BBC 6Music; KCRW, Resident Advisor, XLR8R, Potholes In My Blog, Topman Generation and more.
Opening track “Dance Monkeys” features NüTrik (aka Trikakis’ brother Nick, Native Instruments product specialist and co-owner of their LA based recording studio) on Moog synths, atop an uptempo jazzy vibe and full-fat drum sounds. Like “Love Undone” – the lead track from his last EP, which made its way into the KCRW Top 20 Most Played, as well as being BBC 6Music’s Video Of The Week - “Dance Monkeys” has at its core a pop song; but the strange structure calls to mind something more ethereal, and Nü Trik’s savvy with vintage synths brings a warm analogue feel.
On “No Way Out”, we find Lost Midas tapping into the ‘80s and a sense of dark, melancholic nostalgia, also taking on vocal duties with a hook that speaks in its own distilled way of transformation, the need to be real and escape the status quo of modern existence.
With an undeniably funky bassline and percussive ride cymbal pattern, coupled with an unusual flow from one section to the next, closing track “Boss Man” feat. NüTrik is the most complete embodiment yet of the electrofusion tag coined by Trikakis to describe his music.