No two John Heckle records sound the same, but they’re all unmistakably his. Some ooze with offbeat eccentricity and others thrash wildly with raw, unbridled energy, appearing on labels like Lunar Disko, Tabernacle, Crème Organization and Mathematics Recordings, the imprint helmed by Jamal Moss (AKA Hieroglyphic Being). Following an adolescence growing up on a steady diet of Birmingham techno – he cites Surgeon and Regis as two of his early musical heroes – these days his influences appear to be wide-ranging, but the unpredictable nature of Moss’ own music certainly made a huge impression. That being said, his latest record, incoming on Jerome Hill’s Super Rhythm Trax, is cut from a comparably conventional cloth. Like much of his output, Heckle gives a big nod to Detroit, combining uplifting melodicism with some trademark rough-cut percussion on the title track. A hardware enthusiast through and through, he really knows how to make that 909 sing.
The Changes EP is out November 1st on Super Rhythm Trax – pre-order direct from the label.