Jean-Drapeau Park 02/06/2013
Before developing his playful, warm, tech-house sound, Swede Axel Boman studied fine arts at Göteborg – where a purple fountain installation project would eventually inspire his debaucherous 2010 breakthrough tech-house track, “Purple Drank”. Learning the ropes of irresistibly quirky 4/4 structures at Stockholm’s Fryhuset DJ school, Boman slowly mastered the subtleties of samplers and drum machines, before incorporating other instruments into his production arsenal – Roland synths, effects pedals and VST-type programs. One third of Stockholm’s famed Studio Barnhus label and DJ crew (with Kornél Kovács and Petter Nordkvist), Boman also pursues a slew of peripheral projects, including his DFA-signed disco-pop duo Man Tear (with Nordkvist) and the experimental art project The Radioactive Orchestra, aimed at creating music using radioactive isotopes. Since securing a solid electronic standing with the Holy Love EP (2010) on Pampa Records, the Red Bull Music Academy alumni has built a mischievous and flawlessly executed body of tech-house work, which he reveals as part of a live MUTEK set.