John Heckle Preps New EP, Shares Previews

The Liverpool producer and man behind Head Front Panel will debut on Lunar Disko in the coming months.
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Ben Cayzac

Ben Cayzac

Liverpool producer John Heckle has a new release in the works: the five-track Blues for a Red Giant EP. Slated for release via Dublin imprint Lunar Disko, the record is said to offer "raw cuts from a distant dimension" and features "distorted percussion, otherworldly melodies, and driving basslines." Heckle, who we profiled back in 2013 as part of our Bubblin' Up series, is an alum of the Mathematics, Tabernacle, and Crème Organization labels and known for making raw, machine-driven house and techno, though (as Juno Plus notes), this new material enters more melodic territory. The EP is the first to surface under his name this year; more recently, Heckle's output has been concentrated around his Head Front Panel project.

No official release date for Blues for a Red Giant has been shared as of yet, but the EP's tracklist, along with audio clips, can be found below.

A1 Bon Voyage
A2 Red Giant Encounter
A3 Drunken Organ
B1 Collective Intelligence
B2 Implications of Meaning