Deep space soundscapes, soulful melodies, heavy bass and subtle progression combine to take you on a journey into the depths of your conscience.
In the beginning there was Jack, and Jack had a groove...and one kid loved this groove more than anything else in the world.
Born in Ireland, raised in Spain and currently residing in Glasgow, Scotland, his upbringing was a multicultural one. From a young age he benefited from a musical education, both in and out of school; but it wasn't until after a chance encounter with some deep, hypnotic sounds in his teens that his true 'musical education' began. Exploring all sorts of weird, futuristic sounds, he particularly loved the building house tracks put out by labels like Hooj and made by artists like Danny Howells and Spirit Catcher, as well as the Detroit techno and electro sounds associated with the Belleville Three, Underground Resistance, Plastikman etc...
His love of ambient soundscapes and harsh, pounding rhythms quickly became an obsession, and that obsession gradually developed into a desire to make his own. Like many of his heroes before him, he took the time to learn how to use machines and electronics to express feelings and tell stories through sound. The aim was simple: use experiences from the past and emotions from the present to create music for the future. Somewhere along the line, Boom Merchant was born.
Various influences have come together to shape the Boom Merchant sound; raw acid house and blissed out Balearic vibes combine with London bass music and stripped-down funk to create a unique, fresh sound.
With new live and studio projects in the pipeline, and a string of releases coming up in the next few months on some very reputable labels, we'll be hearing a lot more from Boom Merchant in the near future!
01. "Mindscapes" - 9:44 [ play]
02. "Pigeonaut" - 6:39 [ play ]
03. "Brainscan" - 6:44 [ play ]
04. "Misty Nights City Lights" - 6:18 [ play ]
05. "Blow" - 6:17 [ play ]
06. "Sunset Jetset" - 7:41 [ play ]
Boom Merchant - Sunset Jetset (Patpong Records) - 2011
VA - Backyard Flowers EP (Kotangens Records) - 2010
Boom Merchant - Rest EP (Onepush Recordings) - 2010
VA - Strange Coincidences (Coincidence Records) - 2010
Tracks appear on:
VA - Big Mama Meets Toto (Big Mama Records) - 2010
VA - Mandarin Buddha Lounge 2 (Jubilee Records) - 2010