Liverpool's techno up-and-comer has an album due out on Hieroglyphic Being's label.
Mathematics Recordings are ready to release John Heckle's first album, The Second Son.
Though he's mostly flown under the radar so far, Heckle has made a strong impression on some of house and techno's current luminaries. He hails from Liverpool, and got his first break at one that city's finest techno institutions, the now-defunct Alcatraz parties at Cavern Club, where Regis and Surgeon caught his set one night. He gave them a demo for a track he made as Hek, and they passed it along to RSB records, who released it as a 12-inch in 2006. From there Heckle mostly set aside production to focus on his live and DJ sets, and in the meantime became increasingly inspired by the rough-edged sounds of Mathematics, eventually traveling to Belgium to see label head Jamal Moss (AKA Hieroglyphic Being) play live. The label signed him in 2010, and has since put out two of his banging, Chicago-style 12-inches, both under his real name.
The Second Son features 10 previously unreleased tracks from Heckle, doubling the size of his catalog to date. The album comes out on vinyl next month.
01. If One Second Were a Million Years
02. Counting Down to Infinity
03. The Voyager (Voyeur)
04. Nothing Can Last Forever
05. Lunik (The Dream)
06. A Basement Interlude
07. Atomic Response
08. Inside Me
09. Red Defender
10. The Second Son
Mathematics Recordings will release The Second Son on June 18th, 2011.