Stream I.A. Bericochea’s New EP for Idle Hands
The Bristol label shares a full stream of the four offbeat dancefloor constructions on the new 'Wake Up' EP.
I.A. Bericochea will likely be a new name to most XLR8R readers; the Spanish producer has a handful of releases in his corner (including an LP for Richie Hawtin’s Minus label), but the artist has remained largely silent on the release front in recent years. Now, I.A. Bericochea has stepped out of the shadows with the Wake Up EP, a four-track effort which serves as his debut for Bristol’s Idle Hands imprint.
On Wake Up, Bericochea’s productions are hard to place. Often they come equipped with the detailed textures and finite percussion common to dub techno, but there is also an unmistakably live element at play here as well, mostly heard in the rounded basslines that sit at the bottom of Bericochea’s compositions beneath interwoven layers of percolating—at times even watery—percussion. Presenting four fearlessly leftfield takes on dance music, the Wake Up EP can be streamed in full below; the record sees its official release this week via Idle Hands.