TOTD // 13/07 // Per Hammar

Published: July 13, 2017, words by Mitchell Green

Upcoming events


Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Sweden

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.

via youtube

Leonel Castillo

Untitled_3

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Yeah, it contains the classic dub chord we heard before. But for me, the difference between an average dub techno track and a track like this, is to make it rhythmic and bouncy. There is some space between the notes which creates some tension that brings the track forward, and that’s what it’s all about.”
via youtube

Altitude

Disposal

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“A great example of why dub techno doesn’t have to be an afterburner genre. The melodic chords that work as a bassline just grab the track and throw it in the right direction and make it straight up peak time material.”
via youtube

JQUE PBRS TGXU

Coleoid

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“This is the perfect dust. It’s minimal and bombastic at the same time. The two melodies that work with each other is to die for. The stripped drums and little imperfections (like the static noise that comes in with the first melody), backed up by modular quirkiness, makes this a perfect track.”

Ramadanman

Offal

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“For me, as a producer, I’m always on the hunt for a soundstage that is dynamic, but final. Then you have to have the right ingredients, and the right ingredients only. This track’s got sound selection on surgery level. There is so few of them, and at the same time I don’t get tired of them. Dynamic bomb!”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

*