A DJ and producer originally from Shetland says one of his dreams has become a reality after releasing music on vinyl across the world.
Jack Hardie, who works under the name of Bolam, has just released his Suspended Animation EP on Alien Communications’ sub-label Space Dust.
It is Hardie’s first vinyl release – something that he said has been a long-term ambition.
“I’m super excited to have a vinyl released all across the world, a real physical item with my name on it,” he said.
“I can’t thank the label enough for giving me this opportunity, believing in my music and making the dream a reality.”
Hardie, who currently lives in Sweden, said the tracks were written during the UK lockdown in March and April.
“I wanted to create another world that I could inhabit amidst all the worry and uncertainty, so a lot of emotion and hope was poured into this EP.”
The blurb for the release says it is “as well-rounded as it is diverse”, with the opening track featuring “high-energy drums and rich, optimistic synths leading into a euphoric crescendo, all locked together with a fat, bobbing bassline”.
It has been something of a success story for Hardie’s music since he left Shetland in 2016, with coverage in the esteemed DJ Mag, which has three million people following its Facebook page, a particular highlight.
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