You may or may not have heard of Boeboe before; the mysterious Lelystad (that’s in the Netherlands!) producer has been releasing beats for a few years now under a medley of labels and garnering the support of artists like Daedelus in his wake. Now, he’s decided to release what appears to be his first full-length album entitled “El Dorado.” Consisting of 5 original tracks and 4 guest remixes, this album is an exploration of Amsterdam future-garage in 2013. The originals have a unique, somewhat-experimental flavor to them which is what has brought Boeboe this far in the first place. Though I love the use of the Tupac sample in Feel Me and the tight sub on Bout That and Benign Advice, my favorite track has to be Amazon Basin’. The gentle analog warmth on those icy-high synths just… melts me.
The remixes side of the album is equally impressive. Even though, overall, the remixes feel a little more conventional than the originals, each is brilliantly produced and manages to give a completely different feel to each track. I felt that the Shower Water Burn (G Jones Remix) was particularly good, especially considering the original wasn’t in my top three.
Overall, the album has a sort of crunchy, analog feel reminiscent of mid 2000’s ghetto-tech / wonky music while managing to be unique to Boeboe’s style. Considering that the you can purchase the album on bandcamp for whatever price you’d like, I’d say this is definitely an album you’re going to want to own. So what are you waiting for? Swoop a copy and let us know what you think of the album on Facebook and Twitter!