Boris Horel – Rhythm Tramp

A1. Rhythm Tramp
B1. Rhythm Tramp (Cabanne Remix)
Digital: Wild Combination


For the next release, Eklo are proud to welcome back London resident Boris Horel. ‘Rhythm Tramp’ is a quirky journey filled with percussive force and cosmic influences, featuring a deep and dubby dance floor remix, plus digital bonus track, ‘Wild Combination.’

Delicately intricate yet undeniably powerful, ‘Rhythm Tramp’ kicks off with stripped back, fuzzy and erratic percussions, soon developing with a pumping bass and a grumbling sub bass that pulsates with the groove, while spacey synths dramatically soar and rise. The broken beats, funky groove and intergalactic bleeps make this a true cosmic journey and the David Bowie vocal sample adds a final touch, confirming this as a real ‘Space Oddity’.

Over on the B-side, the ‘Cabanne Remix’ provides a deep and driving, dance floor weapon. Full of depth and warmth, echoes of a vocal snippet ride throughout the track, falling through the layers of heavy duty and tin like percussions. The track progresses into a smoother, fluid rhythm contrasting with the tougher beats in the first half.

Bonus track ‘Wild Combination’ is a magnetic dance floor weapon bursting with energy and movement. Vibrating percussion soon progresses to heart-warming,
emotive keys that float to the dreamy melody, while glitched workouts are imbued with authentic depth to creative the perfect late night track.

Originally from France but residing in London for over ten years, Boris Horel is a precious member at the heart of the underground scene. Previous residencies include Momo’s famous Kemia club, Sketch and T bar. ‘Rhythm Tramp’ is Horel’s fourth release on the Eklo imprint and with the success of the previous three, its no surprise that Seuil invited him back on board. Having also released on labels such as Chris Carrier’s Adult Only and Audiofly’s Supernature, it seems that Boris Horel is one to keep a close eye on.


Parisian label Eklo is back with a belter of a tune from Boris Horel. Rhythm Tramp starts with a weird deconstructed angular groove that is begging for a bassline to drop – so when it does the dancefloor goes wild. Once you add the delicate bouncing percussion and a David Bowie vocal, nothing can stop you. Its minimal-tech-meets-deep-house vibe is a sure winner, so don’t miss out.
Beatport (Beatport Social Media): nice steady heads down cuts – really like tracks 1 & 2
Ibiza Spotlight (Editor): Odd start with the percussion, but really like it actually.
iTunes (Dance editor): great track, it´s been on repeat since i first heard it
Magazine Sixty (Reviews): prefer the Cabanne Remix – nice mix.
Spin / RA (Writer): Yet another case of the standout track getting the digi-only treatment! « Wild Combination » is by far my pick here, and not just because it´s named in tribute to Arthur Russell… (Reviews): sweet sweet groove (Faith show): footstomping elfish devils (Editor): Great remix! (Editor / Dj / Producer): nice ep (Editor): Strong release. Great momentum, very funky and nicely off-balance. (Editor): WILD COMBINATION IS DEFO A SURE HIT, LOOK FORWARD TO SEE REACTIONS OVER THE WEEKEND. NICE GROOVER. (Writer): nice tracks, New City Chicago (Writer/Editor/DJ): Heady quirks coupled with devastating sub bass. (Editor): a great ep! (Video director): Amazing!

DJ Feedback

DJulz: wild combination is the one for me . cabanne remix is also very cool
jozif: Will try this little this little loop lovey out Thanx jozifx
Anthony Collins: wild combination
Ultrasone (Igor Vicente): I heard Dyed playing that BOMB for ages, thanks for sending, I love this Eklo
Rarash: cool package
Butch: nice one
Robert Owens: cool grooves and mixes
Maceo Plex / Maetrik: sick sick record!
Tiefschwarz (Basti): top release ! all mixes are great…will play it loud * thnx very much
Tiefschwarz: very nice release.
Sebo k: finally a new eklo release ! quality music as always. full support.
Audiofly: Luv Boris Horel….super solid always :)
Lee Curtiss: Cabanne!!! Alright nice work all around!!
James What: nice EP, liking all 3 tracks, will play for sure.
Mark Henning: title track is really nice. thanks
Kiki: feelin´ both originals!
Paul Loraine: Cadanne Remix is great stuff, will try it out!
Dyed Soundorom: Thumbs up for boris ! Great release ! Thank you
Till Von Sein : dope ep–wild combination is the one for me,amazing vibe!
Djebali: Love all tracks !! Boris always make it !! will play and chart !! thank you for the great music eklo !
Kate Simko: Cabanne remix is cool thanks for sending
David Squillace: Nice pack..thanks !
Chris Carrier: cool ep
Cesare Marchese (Cesare Vs Disorder): Love it.great ep.thanks
Droog (Justin Sloe): interesting use of Bowie, trippy
Vernon Bara (Ultrasone): Full support from me. mainly Cabanne Remix.
Thugfucker (Greg): beautiful and freaky.. a perfect combination…
Tobi Neumann: Finally something minimal again. Funky deep shit, I like!
Ellen Allien: nice release -special–+++++i like thanks
tINI: great ep with a great rmx! thank you!
Solomun: nice rhythm tramp
Julietta: love those raw and dirty vibes… super! will play that out.
Magda:  Support !
Laura Jones: Liking Wild Combination. Cheers :)
SLOK: Rhythm…what a future funk!!! :) love it! thanks for the great music!
Luca Bacchetti: I´ve always been into the sound of this label, all the tracks will fit my sets… Rhythm Tramp original mix is the winner!
T.Williams: Wicked dum programming. Love the vibe.