Hashman Deejay ‎– Sandopolis

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FT026 Hashman Deejay Sandopolis(2x12", Album) Future Times FT026 US 2014 Sell This Version
FT026 Hashman Deejay Sandopolis(6xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Future Times FT026 US 2014

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djandreribeiro

djandreribeiro

February 18, 2019
edited 7 months ago
referencing Sandopolis, 6xFile, MP3, Album, 320, FT026
‘Mercury’ contains samples from ‘Callisto - Jungle I’ (The Paradigm EP) from ‘Guidance Recordings’, 1997.
annexxe

annexxe

March 14, 2018
referencing Sandopolis, 2x12", Album, FT026

Mercury samples Callisto - Jungle I . . .
baruks

baruks

November 7, 2016
referencing Sandopolis, 2x12", Album, FT026

I keep coming back to this one. Excellent work !
UR-UK

UR-UK

February 21, 2016
referencing Sandopolis, 2x12", Album, FT026
FYI repress is on its way. Confirmed few days ago.
sunshine-recorder

sunshine-recorder

January 19, 2015
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Sandopolis, 2x12", Album, FT026

For those following the curious, haze ridden sounds emanating out of Vancouver the past couple of years, this album seems like it’s been a long time coming. After sterling long players from fellow Vancouver residents Lnrdcroy and Cloudface, many have held their breath for the next bunch of laid-back beats to drift out of the growing universe of Vancouver labels pushing luscious, geographically informed music. Here we have six tracks from Hashman Deejay, one third of Aquarian Foundation and member of the ever-more esteemed Mood Hut collective.

Obviously the head-honchos over at DC’s Future Times have taken great consideration ordering these tracks - the A-side opens up with the relentlessly unfolding cut ‘Xssential-3’, aqueous and colourful in it’s vibe, with moods recalling the alien, liquid music of early V-Recordings and Good Lookin’ 12”s. The second, shorter cut on the first side is ‘Statues PF’, switching up the vibe with propulsive breakbeats and pads, rendering vivid blue tones and a more airy vibrations to the proceedings - admittedly, I feel like it’s a weaker cut on the record, that feels and sounds somewhat hollow when compared to the fuller, fatter tracks on this double pack.

Resolutely starting the B-side is ‘Sandfish’. Here we’re presented with what is probably the most pranged out track of the lot - malevolent, aggressive synth stabs laid over an insistent cowbell, collided with a jackin’ template of drums make for a cut that can do serious damage in a club or in a mix. It’s frantic and paranoid but completely danceable. Second on this side is an ethereal, spacey cut aptly titled ‘Mercury’ - pulsating and drifting, this track evocatively recreates the ambient-leaning moods of artists namechecked in the press release for Sandopolis - hazy and smoked out, it’s a nuanced piece that certainly feels nostalgic.

C-side ‘Mozaic' is most reminiscent of his earlier tracks - the ambient moods here recall the sounds of 'Tangerine'; additionally, one could even draw parallels with the cool, light sounds of Porter Ricks circa Biokinetics. The space rendered in this track feels slightly empty and languid, though it could be said it leaves more space for the large, epic pads and effects echoing across the soundscape - not a bad track. It’ll still get you moving, for sure.

On the flip we have the concluding cut of the record - an interesting, entirely three dimensional house abstraction taking up a whole side. ‘184' rests on a oscillating bed of barely-there pads the erratic, frantic percussion quickly takes hold, beginning an eight and a half minute journey into the stratosphere. Carried along by an infectiously catchy bassline the sounds really move in this track - it definitely triggers synaesthesia of sorts - it’s a very visual track bringing visions of creatures quickly darting about, almost like a spooked school of fish. The vibrations here are effortlessly funky; coupled with continually abstracting, spacey synth-work, it’s easy to see why many deejays, prominent or unknown have been spinning this track - it’s adventurous and propulsive.

The collection of moods here can leave one feeling dazed after a first-listen; this isn’t to say it’s a bad thing by any means. Though it’s only six tracks there’s near-on fifty minutes of varied, diverse sounds to digest here - deserving of many repeated listens, it’s a coherent audial document of a localised, dynamic sound that leaves one wondering what else Vancouver has in store for us this year.
spencergilley

spencergilley

December 26, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Sandopolis, 2x12", Album, FT026
It's so good