Unleashing the sort of disjointed hip hop one might first associate with weed-smoking, sun-soaking L.A residents on the Garbage Pail Beats album - released by unrezt - Cupp Cave showed there was still life in that beautiful middle ground between hip hop and electronic music, where glitches and record clicks enjoy a nice drink with 8-bit melodies and face-melting snares. He further defined his vision of hip hop as part of Bretzel Zoo with releases on the Dutch label Eat Concrete that took things even further down the rabbit hole. Soon after, Cupp Cave’s music took a different turn, increasing in bpm and ditching the hip hop influences for rave memorabilia. His Dice Pool EP for Belgian label Vlek Recordings set a new tone, one that looked firmly at the dancefloor while still leaving plenty of space for imagination and inward, headphone-induced journeys.
The future is – as they say – being written. What’s for sure is that right now Francois Boulanger is not standing still and moving forward inviting you to join his journey and discover a musical world that’s varied - at times enchanting, at times menacing - yet always full of potential.