Rising contemporary electronica musician Holo has released his latest In Limbo EP on the 11th of March via Houseum’s sub-label Ellipse Records. On the EP, listeners will find the unheard cut, ‘Supersonic’ as well as the previous singles, ‘Bleu’ and ‘In Limbo’. The Australian producer burst onto the scene last year after releasing his debut EP, Atlas, with house music heavyweight UK label Shall Not Fade’s sub-label Lost Palms. The EP featured the deep house classic ‘In My Dreams’ that earned over 2 million streams across platforms. The In Limbo EP has already caught the attention of KCRW’s Jason Kramer as well as CLASH Magazine and sees the producer combine a wide variety of sounds including breakbeat, pop samples, live guitars and acid lines all while infusing them with chilled overtones.
Hugo Horwood (Holo himself) is originally from Canberra and is currently living in Melbourne, Australia. His music draws from unexpected genres, including pop, classic rock, acid and 90s hip hop, to create a sound that is truly his own. Some of these artists include the likes of Radiohead, The Beatles, HNNY, Laurence Guy, Lone, Leon Vynehall, Four Tet, Daft Punk and Tame Impala to name a few. His own sound calls to mind the likes of Floating Points, Bicep, French 79 and Rone.
Within Holo’s sophomore EP, defiance of conforming beats can be found as each sound twists and turns away from the unexpected. An organic element here, met with a retro-infused tone there and we’re sailing along on the irresistible rhythmic sound waves of the Australian producer. ‘Supersonic’ creates a sense of starlit adventure: join us on the path across the universe and into the unknown.
Speaking of the EP, Holo tells us: “My favourite band is Radiohead, and this EP takes its name from a song of theirs. I admire them not just because their music is amazing, but also because of how they’ve constantly evolved; it’s not an easy thing to do. I tried to follow their example with this EP, pushing myself towards something unfamiliar, experimenting with new styles, and trying to create something cohesive, different, but that still sounded like me.”
In Limbo EP Tracklisting
A1. In Limbo
B2. In Limbo (Dark Mix)
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