Hobo is not quite the name one might expect from a producer signed to Ritchie Hawtin‘s successful M-nus imprint. And then again, it might be quite appropriate, as the Candanian producer now releases his debut album Iron Triangle: since 2008, Joel Boychuk has released just one single and a bunch of tracks – which is why the encyclopedia Urban Dictionary’s definition of a hobo is pretty much fitting: “A hobo, unlike a bum or a tramp, is more than willing to work, but mostly for a short duration, as their main impetus is travel, the love of the journey above the actual destination.”
With Iron Triangle, Hobo now has some work on his hands: not only does it stand for clubbing in terms of matching up to M-nus minimal techno benchmarks musicwise, but also to promoting the record.
On the day of the album’s release – tomorrow, Thursday, February 16th 2012 – Hobo is playing The Radio Sessions – Electronic Beats on Air on FluxFM. Get ready for two hours of straightforward techno music off Iron Triangle (prelisten to the album below), followed by a dj mix by Hobo. The show starts at 10pm (GMT+1), you can listen to FluxFM via terrestial radio (frequencies here) or from the live stream (here).
A rerun of the show’s first hour will be available on demand on FluxFM’s website, with the mix following a couple of days later on ElectronicBeats.net.
UPDATE: Listen to the first hour with Hobo here.
The Radio Sessions is a weekly show so make sure to tune next week when Djedjotronic, Audionite, and Strip Steve join us at the studio for a BNR TRAX special. Also check out & listen to who already played The Radio Sessions.
Electronic Beats On Air – The Radio Sessions, Thursdays, 10-12pm, on FluxFM Radio and Stream