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HintAn Excellent Jazzy DJ with downtempo beats and grooves contrasted against future-dance floor bombs. This is idyllic electronica. Hint has been a good friend of Tru Thoughts for many a year now. He was first found on Tru Thoughts (whilst signed to Ninja Tune) on the Shapes One Compilation with a track called Back To The Wig which was a nod to the club night that Tru Thoughts label boss Robert Luis ran in Brighton on a Wednesday night at The Jazz Place between 1994-1999. He released his debut album “Portakabin Fever” on Ninja Tune/Hombre. In keeping with his ever-evolving sound, his first solo release on Tru Thoughts, “The Tremmuh” EP in 2005, was a vastly different, more dancefloor-orientated style. This dynamic EP surprised, but excited, many a new and old Hint fan. November 2007 saw the release of Hint’s second EP on Tru Thoughts, “At The Dance”. This foot-stomping 12″ shows a mix of dub-step, hip hop and big basslines whilst retaining his classic downtempo style. It also featured collaboration with vocalist Laura Vane (who had been recording and touring with the Streets) and Zebra Traffic’s lyricist, Rup. This strong, hard hitting EP will definitely be rocking dance floors worldwide, keeping the clubbers happy for some time to come.

Hint’s killer remix of Me&You’s “Sneaker Thief” in early 2008 earned him more attention. After stirring up a host of reactions and enquiries from DJs and fans alike when it was made available as a limited download, it will be given a highly anticipated vinyl release on Hint’s forthcoming EP, to be released in July 2008. Entitled “Driven From Distraction” and featuring collaborations with vocalists Laura Vane and Tru Thoughts label-mate Kinny, as well as Brighton-based rapper Rizzle, the EP was followed by a full-length CD album of the same name a few weeks later.

In 2009 he released two more dancefloor bombs on one EP, C’mon Step / One Woman Army. One Woman Army again featured vocals from the indomitable Laura Vane whilst C’mon Step was an out an out club banger of a tune bearing Hint’s trademark combination of heavy, quirky beats, marauding bassline madness.

Having launched a remix competition in conjunction with Soundcloud in Summer 2010 he also released the first in his Laboratory Series, showcasing a move towards the UK Club sounds of Crack House and UK Funky, yet still finding room for an 80s electro, disco and boogie fueled track that featured Honor Roll Crew’s Josie Stingray and 1-O.A.K on vocals.

The double A-side “Crash And Burn” featuring Natalie Storm / “Aliens Enter” feat. T-Fly is the first single from Hint’s upcoming third album which sees the respected producer working with incredible hand-picked vocal talent from around the World, mashing up dancehall, hip hop, UK house and bass music influences to create a scintillating album for dancefloors and headphone moments alike. This limited edition 10″ single is a tasty upfront treat for the vinyl junkies, preceding the digital single release by five weeks; the AA-side “Aliens Enter” featuring T-Fly is exclusive to the vinyl version, and will not be made available digitally at all until the album drops.

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