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Erik Arman Assargard will soon be approaching the ten year anniversary since he released his first EP as Per Hammar. Since then, much has changed for Assargard, with his music gaining more and more traction as time has run its course. To this date, Per Hammar has 18 EPs in his arsenal, with a further two cassettes to add to this already impressive number.
Assargard’s music lives and breathes groove, with its pumping flow reigning supreme over dozens of his tracks. He is an artist who possesses a style that once heard in its entirety, elucidates the reasons for his popularity. On top of this, when Per Hammar isn’t focusing on his own productions, he takes time to run his own Dirty Hands imprint which exists as the home for a number of his own tracks, but also holds host to music from Patrick Siech and Bella Saris who contributes around seventy minutes of sublimely blended music onto the format of a cassette tape for the label.
However, this isn’t all that’s to Per Hammar’s name, as Assargard manages to find time between all of this to work as the main booker for the club Kiloton, one of Sweden’s most prestigious homes of electronic music from far and wide. So, taking all of this into account, it is safe to say that Assargard works hard and excels at what he does. He also has a record out now, entitled Passing By, which is dedicated to his friend Anders Salomonsson, who unfortunately passed away recently. Salomonsson contributed the artwork to the release and it is great so I urge you to take a listen.
Off the back of Per Hammar’s new release, we thought this would be a great time to get him on board for our Tracks of the Day series, which sees Assargard pick out “four stripped dusty dub bombs” to wet your palette with.