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Various – Hypercolour 10 Years
Friday, October 7th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Hypercolour 10 Years

Image: 1606816 Hypercolour celebrate 10 years with a killer vinyl compilation featuring all the heavy hitters!

TRACKLIST
A1. FaltyDL – Fantaxia
A2. Steve Edwards – Beautiful People (James Welsh Sheff 97 Remix)
A3. Matt Karmil – Juicy Fruits
B1. Roman Flügel – Family Vacation
B2. Yaleesa Hall x Malin – Buchan Trap
B3. Luke Vibert – Confusion
C1. DMX Krew – Wood Beads
C2. Neil Landstrumm – It’s Hot Outside
C3. A Sagittariun – Djax
D1. Tom Demac – Hanging Flowers Of Albion
D2. Mark Henning – Ready For You
E1. Matthew Herbert – Downgrade
E2. Gary Gritness – Cherenkov Blue
E3. The Analogue Cops – Discoblaze
F1. Sebastian Mullaert – Shadowed By I
F2. Dense & Pika – 2 Steps Back

It would be fair to say that Hypercolour , the UK label founded by
Alex Jones and Jamie Russell , have come a long way since the
label’s inception 10 years ago.
From humble beginnings, to a roster of artists spanning across
continents, genres, styles, and sounds, the label curates a very
special 16 track compilation album to celebrate ten years of
operation , and to capture the essence of the label’s ethos and
energies that have been at the forefront of the label’s output in
recent times.
Over the years, Hypercolour have represented and nurtured young
talent within the house, techno and bass communities, with Jones
and Russell enlisting the A&R assistance (and all important extra
pair of ears) of Ste Roberts to help steer the label’s direction.
Household names, such as Maya Jane Coles , Huxley and Mosca , all
achieved considerable success on the label with singles that really
captured dance music’s shift back into the mainstream, with clever,
sophisticated and pop-centric house music. Representing a more left
of centre sound, the likes of Kris Wadsworth , Glimpse and Tom
Demac have developed into artists with a wide sonic palette and
career to boot, whilst long serving ‘legends’ of the scene, such as
Luke Vibert (and his Kerrier District alias), Laurent Garnier and
Groove Armada have all signed up to the labels vision and direction
for well received singles and albums.
A glance at the all-star cast on ‘Hypercolour 10 Years’ reveals
appearances by some of the aforementioned producers (Vibert,
Demac) and also presents brand new material from the current crop
of musical misfits currently shaping and influencing the Hypercolour
sound. A breadth of deep techno, raw and uncompromising house
music, frenetic breakbeat and old school flavours are delivered in
style by the likes of Roman Flugel , FaltyDL , Matthew Herbert ,
DMX Krew , Dense & Pika , A Sagittariun and The Analogue Cops .
The quality remains at the highest level throughout as tempos and
moods dip and dive, with Sebastian Mullaert , Yaleesa Hall X Malin ,
Gary Gritness , Matt Karmill and Neil Landstrumm all giving us
their very best and helping the label move into it’s eleventh year in
very rude health!
Available from 11.11.2016

Edu Imbernon
Monday, October 30th, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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Sprouting from city of “valour” – Valencia – the multifaceted artist: producer, remixer, DJ, label owner and event promoter Edu Imbernon is a truly global electronic music proposition. Edu has carved out an emotive, melodic sound focusing on songcraft that is all his own: a unique blend of electronica, house and indie. This sound was […]

Dave Seaman
Monday, October 23rd, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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There aren’t many artists who’ve soundtracked the birth of dance music and are still leading its development more than two decades later. There are even less who have gifted both the club and pop scenes with unforgettable musical moments that get talked about in hushed tones years after their creation. Dave Seaman is one of […]

Huxley
Monday, April 3rd, 2017 | Tags: , , ,
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It is fair to say that, in 2017, Huxley has fully arrived. Still young but with experiences in the booth and studio well beyond his years, he has a fine array of tools at his disposal. Over the last seven plus years, the friendly character has excelled at many different styles, often ahead of the […]

Luke Vibert – Luke Vibert Presents UK Garave Vol.1
Friday, March 24th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Luke Vibert – Luke Vibert Presents UK Garave Vol.1

Image: 1609403 A riotous romp through imaginatively used samples, familiar piano riffs, customary beats and other rave tropes, the master of mischief Luke Vibert puts together a 10 track ode to the era of M25 convoys, mobile phone hotlines and raving amongst dogs on strings in British aerodrome fields.

TRACKLIST
1. The Future
2. U Can’t Touch Dat
3. Back With Me
4. Heard It All B4
5. Everybody
6. Feel The Melody
7. Stop Gap
8. Clap Sing
9. Feel The Riddim
10. Pump

A riotous romp through imaginatively used samples,
familiar piano riffs, customary beats and other rave
tropes, the master of mischief Luke Vibert puts together
a 10 track ode to the era of M25 convoys, mobile phone
hotlines and raving amongst dogs on strings in British
aerodrome fields.
With a long and extensive history in the UK’s dance
counterculture spanning three decades, Vibert has
released a barrage of inventive and animated music over
the years that really doesn’t take itself too seriously, and
is all the better for it. LPs and singles for Mo Wax,
Warp, Planet Mu, Ninja Tune and Rising High really
speaks for itself, so it’s a honour to welcome Vibert back
onto Hypercolour (after 2014’s ‘Ridmik’ album and
2015’s return of his Kerrier District moniker).
Vibert stiches together a collage of sounds, samples and
beats for ‘Luke Vibert Presents UK Garave Vol. 1’ that
captures the essence of the rave era perfectly. Shuffling
breakbeats and spine-tingling synths provide the
flashbacks on ‘Heard It All B4’ whilst an onslaught of
classic vocal hits come at the listener faster than a
double drop rush on ‘Feel The Melody’.
‘Feel The Riddim’ doffs it cap at the dawn of UK garage
with big bass bin rumbling riffs and Todd Terry beats on
+8 whilst ‘U Can’t Touch Dat’ fuses skippy garage beats,
rave-tastic stabs and another rewind on the ‘Can You Feel
It’ vocal sample that never fails!
Whether you are an ageing raver, or a wide-eyed newbie,
‘Garave Vol. 1’ is a hugely enjoyable frolic in rave’s DAT
tape archives, with Vibert playing master of ceremonies
to a musical genre that quite simply refuses to die!
Available from 05.05.2017

El_Txef_A
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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Aitor Etxebarria is the man behind the mystic artist from Bilbao El_Txef_A. Aitor, born and raised in the Basque Country, is in that group of artists sparingly measuring their output, always searching for the new, aiming for high quality instead of constant, monotonous releases. El_Txef_A stands for a specific and complex sound signature. His primary […]

Mark Henning
Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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London’s Mark Henning has risen up as one of the underground’s true players – recording for a volley of international house & techno labels. Born to English and German parents, he has spent most of his life in England, though has never forgotten his German roots and is now settled in Berlin. With an ever […]

Kerrier District – Kerrier District 1 (Re-Mastered)
Friday, March 25th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Kerrier District – Kerrier District 1 (Re-Mastered)

Image: 1603288 Hypercolour present a stone cold classic as Kerrier District 1 (Re-Mastered) is finally getting reissued.

TRACKLIST 3LP
A1. Let’s Dance And Freak
A2. Silhouettes
B1. Illogan
C1. Disclix
C2. Disco Bus
D1. New York
E1. Yesco
E2. Negresco
F1. Wide Vice
F2. Squaredance

Originally released in 2004 on the Rephlex label (the label co-founded by Aphex Twin), Kerrier District’s debut has long since gone down as a classic album, a kaleidoscopic ride through Disco, Funk and MPC beats. The mastermind of Luke Vibert, the Cornish acid pioneer and grand exponent of mischievous electronic sounds under a variety of guises (including Plug, Wagon Christ and Amen Andrews), the Kerrier District debut has long been of print and circulation.

Following 2015’s successful re-entry on Hypercolour, with the critically acclaimed album ‘4’, the label will re-master and re-issue this landmark release. Faithfully re-creating the original 3LP vinyl set, and re-issuing on CD & digital alongside a bonus disc/tracks that feature the second Kerrier District EP (‘2’, originally released in 2006).

With a big Kerrier revival in full swing (check the latest remix single on Hypercolour where Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer, KiNK and Head High all pay homage to the man), then there’s been no better time for the re-issue treatment on one of dance music’s classic albums.

Available from 06.05.2016

DMX Crew – You Exist
Friday, January 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on DMX Crew – You Exist

Image: 1601821 Hypercolour proudly announce the latest long player from UK stalwart, Ed DMX AKA DMX Krew, the visionary British electronic producer who has been responsible for a slew of excellent releases for labels like Rephlex, Spectral Sound, Permanent Vacation and his own Breakin’ Records and Fresh Up Records since the mid 1990s.

‘You Exist’ is DMX Krew’s debut appearance on Hypercolour, and as expected the record features nine tracks of beautifully crafted, melodic electronic sounds. From the opener ‘Spiritual Encounter’, DMX sets the tone perfectly with oodles of pitch perfect synth riffs and driving drums, working his way through snappy and bright pop moments like ‘Hard Copy’ to more melancholic, darker cuts like ‘Computational Paradigm Shift’. DMX breezes in and out of electro techno territory to more contemplative IDM vibes with ease, testimony to the guy’s talent (that’s also seen him wear the hat of over 10 aliases throughout his career to date).

‘You Exist’ captures a very true and genuine musical form, produced and delivered with love from one of the scene’s unsung heroes, and makes it a great companion piece to another Hypercolour released album from similar stock (take your pick from Luke Vibert’s 2014 ‘Ridmik’ album or his latest Kerrier District LP). A consistent and engaging album then from DMX Krew that will pleasure the ear buds of discerning listeners everywhere.

TRACKLIST
1. Spiritual Encounter
2. Bombay Mix
3. Hard Copy
4. Dark Rider
5. Daylight Saving
6. Woolly Hat
7. Parallel Universes
8. Computational Paradigm Shift
9. Black Poppy

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Selected DJ reactions

Soulphiction – Dope album, expected nothing less!
Breach (Dirtybird) – Lovely lovely lovely!!
John Heckle – Great as usual
Catz ‘n Dogz – Wow, huge DMX Krew fan, a great album
Dave Harvey (Futureboogie) – Love this, top drawer business
John Osborn (Tanstaafl) – Spiritual Encounter is dope
Ellen Allien (BPitch) – Amazing album
DJ Deep (Tresor) – nice release
Sebo K (Mobilee) – So good, loving this
Justin Robertson – love this release
Kristian (Ame) – Great!
James Zabiela – A fan for sure, ‘Black Poppy’ is sick!
Monty Luke (Black Catalogue) – Nice collection from DMX
Phil Kieran (Cocoon) – Fantastic, always been a fan of Ed DMX
Clive Henry (DC10) – Future retro bizness, mint!
Jamie Jones (Hot Creations) – Wonderful!
Hudson Mohawke – love XX
FaltyDL – Love this
DJ TLR (Crème Organisation) – Such an output, always cool
Available from 26.02.2016

Huxley
Monday, January 4th, 2016 | Tags: , , ,
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Hard earned respect from your peers is a rare commodity but Huxley, aka Michael Dodman, has it in spades. Since his late teens he’s been producing, seeing initial underground success as a garage producer before his sound partly mutated towards a deeper, house-based sound in the past few years. Collaborations with old mate Ethyl for […]

Luke Vibert – Bizarster
Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Luke Vibert – Bizarster

Image: 1599589 Seventh full-length under his own name with others having been released on Mo Wax, Warp and most recently Hypercolour. Luke first came to prominence in 1994 with his debut Wagon Christ album ‘Phat Lab Nightmare’ on Rising High records which was quickly followed by the evergreen classic ‘Throbbing Pouch’ with which he cemented both his sound and reputation. He has released on Rephlex and Ninja Tune as well as major label Virgin too. What makes Luke’s music so essential is his rare ability to blur the boundaries between genres by combining his irresistibly wonky dayglo funk with a British sensibility. Put another way, Luke’s music is informed by UK dance’s history. But ‘Bizarster’ is no empty eulogy, it’s a hall of mirrors with a happy bounce, re-tooled with skill, and always with a sense of fun.It’s these things that make the hip-hop speed bleep ‘n’ bass of opener ‘Knockout’ seems completely natural, or ‘Officer’s Club’ with it’s funky disco samples, reggae vocals and joyous synths sounding like the kind of delirious idea no one else could come up with. A track like ‘I Can Phil It’ is a piece of sampladelic hip hop with a punning title, but that’s not to say he can’t play it serious. ‘Manalog’ for instance, which is sharp spiralling low-slung synth funk, a gloriously deep track, while something like ‘L-Tronic’ is top draw spaced-out electro. The title track’s cut and paste space-age samples remind one of his Jean-Jacques Perrey collaboration and ‘War’ is the type of groovy instrumental hip-hop reminiscent of DJ Shadow at his peak. The album finishes on the fun-filled vortex of ‘Don’t Fuck Around’, a cut-up jungle masterpiece with heart in throat chords. Enjoy the ride. Available from 16.10.2015

Mugwump & Circlesquare – After They Fall (Remixes)
Friday, August 7th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mugwump & Circlesquare – After They Fall (Remixes)

Image: 1598534 Mugwump & Circlesquare get the remix treatment from Tuff City Kids, Runaway & the Eskimo Twins on the new After They Fall single.

TRACKLIST
A1. Tuff City Kids remix (vinyl only)
B1. Runaway remix
B2. Eskimo Twins remix

Mugwump’s debut album, « Unspell » has recently received serious accolades in the music press, from the likes of Uncut, Mixmag & Mixmag Germany DJ Mag, Nowness or The Fader to Les Inrockuptibles, Le Soir, De Standaard or Metro and been dubbed as « Belgium’s underground answer to Daft Punk » by German electronic bible, Groove Magazine. After two singles and remixes by Andrew Weatherall, Mark E & Jack Savidge, Subfield are now launching a massive remix campaign with the album’s opener , « After They Fall » getting the remix treatment by dance duos only. Mugwump old acquaintances Tuff City Kids are man-of-the-moment Gerd Janson (Running Back) paired with producer-of-themoment Lauer (Live At Robert Johnson), both delivering a bonafide italofunk-house anthem (vinyl-only !). Runaway are Mugwump’s NYC buddies Jacques Renault (Let’s Play House) & Marcos Cabral (L.I.E.S), exceptionally reuniting here for a big Mood2Swing revival moment, recalling the pioneering duo at their hypnotic best. Eskimo Twins stay faithful to the original while injecting some London acid chug and that ALFOS flavor while Mugwump finally rewrites his killer original with fellow partner DC Salas into an arpeggiated disco-techno monster (digitalonly).
All bases are duly covered with this summer package. Early support by Andrew Weatherall, Sean Johnston, D’Julz, Erol Alkan & Jamie Jones.

KEY POINTS
-Mugwump’s early Subfield releases have been supported by Pachanga Boys, Ivan Smagghe, Horse Meat Disco, Erol Alkan, A Love from Outer Space, Huxley, Jack Savidge (Friendly Fires), Sasha, Ben Pearce, Groove Armada.
-Gerd Janson is one of the biggest house dj’s around right now and like-minded producer Lauer has released a remarkable album on Live At Robert Johnson. NYC ‘s Jacques Renault is also big on the circuit with his Let’s Play House imprint
-Hypercolour/Hype will run the global PR campaign
-Mugwump co-runs and resides at the highly-rated Leftorium clubnight in Brussels.

FO R FANS OF
Gerd Janson, Lauer, Live At Robert Johnson, Mood2Swing, Jacques Renault, Andrew Weatherall, A Love From Outer Space, Harvey, Output & Kompakt.

WEBLINKS
www.the-subfield.com
www.facebook.com/MUGWUMP.MUSIC
www.soundcloud.com/geoffroymugwump
http://mugwump-music.tumblr.com/ Available from 18.09.2015

Mark Henning
Monday, June 22nd, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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London’s Mark Henning has risen up as one of the underground’s true players – recording for a volley of international house & techno labels. Born to English and German parents, he has spent most of his life in England, though has never forgotten his German roots and is now firmly settled in Berlin. Since quitting […]

The Analogue Cops – Monkey Suits
Friday, June 5th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Analogue Cops – Monkey Suits

Image: 1597467 Hypercolour welcome back the pairing of Lucretio and Marieu AKA the Analogue Cops.

A1. Lucretio – Vampire Killer (Original Mix)
A2. Lucretio – Shinobi World (Original Mix)
B1. Marieu – Corona (Original Mix)
B2. Marieu – McGraw (Original Mix)

Hypercolour welcome back the pairing of Lucretio and Marieu AKA the Analogue Cops. The Italian producers, now residing in Berlin, present 4 contrasting tracks of bit-crushed techno and loopy Chicago House armed and ready for this summer’s parties. Having previously released two EPs on our HYPE LTD label, the pair follows up with more dancefloor certified vinyl of pure analogue goodness.

EP opener ‘Vampire Killer’ is a Lucretio’s ode to bit crushed Techno, with 135+ beats per minute of face melting, drum machine funk. Beautifully distorted melodies (taken from the game Vampire Killer on the MSX2) contrast with distilled analogue rhythms to transport the listener to some lost world of computer games and 6am Techno.

‘Shinobi’ continues side A’s theme of chip/game music twisted for the warehouse. Bitty melodic phrases push the track into orchestral territory, with heady arpeggios and feel good melodies evoking shades of late night Sega and SNES sessions and the days of proto-house.

‘Corona’ is Marieu’s first contribution to the EP, taking his side of the wax into harder, darker territory. Deep, sine wave bass, impeccably mixed drums and a vocal lick that creeps into the mix without introduction, ‘Corona’ is a short sharp shock of a track. EP closer, ‘McGraw’, waltzes into vintage Chicago territory, with looping funk samples and slamming drums, this track proves you don’t need 20 channels to make a burner. Pure 4-track House simplicity at it’s best. Available from 31.07.2015

Dense & Pika – Lynn EP
Thursday, May 14th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Dense & Pika – Lynn EP

Image: 1597281 Alex Jones brings his Dense & Pika project to home base on the ‘Lynn’ EP, delivering, alongside partner Chris Spero, a storming 4 track single for Hypercolour.

Tracklisting
A1. Lynn (Original Mix)
A2. Tantrum (Original Mix)
B1. Sycophant (Original Mix)
B2. Hitting The Ceiling (Original Mix)

Alex Jones brings his Dense & Pika project to home base on the ‘Lynn’ EP, delivering, alongside partner Chris Spero, a storming 4 track single for Hypercolour. After a hugely successful 12 months touring the live/DJ hybrid D&P show around the globe, the single is remarkably their very first release for the label.

‘Lynn’ carries all the trademarks of the Dense & Pika sound that has become the signature style on a quartet of well-received singles for Scuba’s Hotflush label. The punchy and brooding backbeat springs into life with vocal stabs, drop outs, reverse FX and industrial sized glitches, whilst keeping an uber tight production that will no doubt hold its place in the ever popular D&P shows.

Elsewhere on the EP, ‘Tantrum’ pumps like a vintage piece of EBM (that’s electronic body music to you and I), evoking shades of Nitzer Ebb and other 80s exponents of the mechanical funk sound, whilst ‘Sycophant’ is another show stopper, its grizzly bassline and persistent cowbell action is interwoven with pitch shifting synths and sci-fi loaded effects.

EP closer, ‘Hitting The Ceiling’ shows no sign of softening the sound, with a speaker shattering kick drum and wooly hats, an ominous vocal stab and supernatural synths nicely wrapping up this great quartet of tracks from one of the UK’s hottest techno talents right now….

Selected DJ reactions

Moxie (NTS) – Big fan of ‘Sychophant’
Adam Beyer (Drumcode) – ‘Lynn’ is really cool
Rob Da Bank – Fierce!
Pete Tong – ‘Tantrum’ is solid
Dan Curtin – Slamming EP
Breach – ‘Lynn’ is super dope, love it
Alan Fitzpatrick – Been hammering for ages, love it
Will Saul – Super EP
Norman Nodge (Berghain) – Nice tracks, techno without being too linear
Jamie XX – Lynn is nice
dop (Circus Company) – Badd ass dirty music! Nice one
Heidi (Radio 1) – This one takes no prisoners…
James Zabiela – Tantrum is naughty! Available from 12.06.2015

J.Wiltshire – False Awakening
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on J.Wiltshire – False Awakening

Image: 1596717 J. Wiltshire returns with his new single False Awakening on Hypercolour.

TRACKLIST

A1. False Awakening (Original Mix)
A2. False Awakening (Clubby Tool Mix)
B1. False Awakening (Tuff City Kids Remix)
B2. False Awakening (Tuff City Kids Dub Copy)

J. Wiltshire follows up 2013’s Hypercolour single, “How It Is” with an offering that’s quite a leap from his seductive deep house sound, gracing us with a hugely mature sounding slice of brooding electro body popping bizzness!

In its Original Mix, “False Awakening” opens with delicate pizzicato synth plucks over a deadly electro-tinged beat that gets warped and crushed as dense sweeping strings and digital glitches come tumbling down on the unfolding arrangement. Like a neo-classical Underground Resistance, a funky as you like bass-line heralds in a discordant and haunting vocal line, which really ramps up the melancholic mood. All the while, the futuristic beat really propels this track along at an urgent pace. On his “Clubby Tool Mix”, Wiltshire digs into the mechanics of the track, slapping resonators on the drums and further manipulating the sound with some clever studio trickery.

Tuff City Kids, AKA Gerd Janson and Phillip Lauer, come fresh from singles on Permanent Vacation and remixes for Numbers, Crème Organisation and Visionquest with their take on “False Awakening”. TCK come out guns a blazing with a heavy kick and abrasive hats, looping a fragment on the vocal whilst the stabby bass and 909 hats set the heady vibe here. A growling synth line unfurls and the remix pounds hard and heavy, a little melodic organ line its only respite from the pummeling groove. The duo throw in a beats mix, the “Dub Copy”, just like the old days, as a little tool to keep us all happy, job done!

Selected DJ reactions

Tom Trago – Vibes!
Maya Jane Coles – I’m in love with the TFC remix, full support!
Richy Ahmed (Hot Creations) – Amazing!
Darren Emerson – Going for the remix on this one, sounds great
DJ TLR (Crème) – TCK remix does the job
James Zabiela – F***ing awesome, all mixes!
Brett Johnson (Classic) – Yes! TCK mix is the lick!
Josh Wink – enjoying the sublime Original and Club Tool mix
Reboot (Cadenza) – TCK remixes for me!
Appleblim – One of the tunes of the year so far, so fat!
Adam Beyer (Drumcode) – Beat version is wicked
Soulphiction – Love the Original Mix
Anja Schneider (Mobilee) – The TFC remix for me!
Alan Fitzpatrick (Drumcode) – love the remixes, big!
Norman Nodge (Berghain) – The beat version seems to be a banger!
Bill Brewster (DJ History) – Really like the production and feel of the Original
Maxxi Soundsystem – Killer, and the TCK remix is so good Available from 22.05.2015

Kerrier District – 4
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Kerrier District – 4

Image: 1596471 Cornish acid dance pioneer, Luke Vibert, dusts off the old gladrags and revives his cherished Kerrier District moniker for a new album this year on Hypercolour.

Having already released an album last year (the audacious 303 tweakathon ‘Ridmik’, released under the Luke Vibert name), Vibert returns to the label with a 14 track album as Kerrier District. “4” will be the first Kerrier album since 2004’s self titled long player for the legendary Rephlex label. Two singles also emerged from this project in 2006 and 2011, so it’s a huge scoop for the British imprint and a welcome return for Vibert’s disco and funk led project.

Digging into a huge pot of influence, and ably assisted with a trusty MPC, “4” is not surprisingly made up of a glorious collage of samples, old skool drum loops and large doses of acid funk and deep electronic disco, inspired in parts by the landmark “Black Devil Disco Club” EP from 1978 that has since gone on to influence the music of many like minded producers (step forward Metro Area/Daniel Wang et al).

A scan through the track titles (“Treacle Tits”? “Discuntek”?) reveal an album filled with humour and mischievous intent, most definitely a trait of many of Vibert’s past releases, but the music really is some serious business. From the album opener, “Discogram”, with its easy (listening) vibes and low slung groove, right the way through to the closing “Come On Kerrier” with its frenzied synth work, deadly bass and incessant vocal stabs, the album is a Technicolor romp through feel good modern funk music as only Kerrier knows how. Drawing upon a wealth of incredible source material, playful beat programming and lush bass, “4” is an album that will quite possibly soundtrack the Summer of 2015 for many, many people.

Tracklisting
A1 Discogram
A2 It’s The Disco
B1 Techno Disco
B2 London Grooves
C1 Funky Train
C2 Treacle Tits
D1 Brush The Bush
D2 Discotron
E1 Discuntek
E2 Sexspurt
F1 Live Disco
F2 Come on Kerrier Available from 15.05.2015

Darius Syrossian
Monday, March 30th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Darius Syrossian is a long-serving fully subscribed slave to True. House. Music. Since moving to the UK as a 14 year old, his fascination with electronic music has never waned having initially been infected by its futuristic lure at an underground party back in 1991. Taking formative influences from Detroit and Chicago masters like Kenny […]

A Sagittariun – No Spring Chicken EP
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on A Sagittariun – No Spring Chicken EP

Image: 1595128 Man of mystery, A Sagittariun , is back on Hype LTD with the new No Spring Chicken EP.

A1. 3-4-3 (Original Mix)
B1. 3-4-3 (Rolando Remix)
B2. Delta House (Original Mix)

Man of mystery, A Sagittariun, may not be the first, nor the last, in a long lineage of techno producers to go undercover and under a veil of anonymity, but the West Country artist doesn’t use this cloak to stir up any hype, quite simply the music does the talking, and since 2011, has released a breath taking selection of music on his own Elastic Dreams label.

And so the ‘archer’ lands on HypeLTD after only one other foray onto labels other than his own (2014’s ‘Lost Cities’ EP for secretsundaze). The EP’s centerpiece is “3-4-3”, coming here in two versions. The Original Mix combines the usual Sagittariun heady mix of driving breakbeat techno and warm synth modulations but in a more unsettling and distorted setting. Sounding like some long lost European techno record from the vaults of R&S Records or similar, the track takes no prisoners, its melody line designed to melt a few braincells whilst the beats clatter way with aplomb.

Former Underground Resistance soldier, Rolando, steps up on the first of the remixes of “3-4-3”, keeping it on the straight and narrow with an intense and to the point version. His recent output on Ostgut Ton and his own R3 label has highly impressed, and his remix here continues with this quality in his productions. Hypercolour boss, Alex Jones, weighs in with a heavyweight and pounding chugger, it’s bassline suitably wigging out over the post-industrial clang of the sturdy beats.

“Delta House” is quite a different proposition altogether. A low-slung and funky slice of New Beat, it’s part industrial funk, part Balearic pop, with it’s breathy female vox and wandering bassline really making this a stand out track from A Sagittariun. Loaded with melody, subtle acid and cute saxophone blasts, this track further opens up the breadth of style that A Sagittariun ascribes to. Available from 06.03.2015

House Of Black Lanterns – The Smack (incl. Mosca Remix)
Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on House Of Black Lanterns – The Smack (incl. Mosca Remix)

Image: 1594846 House Of Black Lanterns is the latest musical project from Dylan Richards, the man behind the King Cannibal and Zilla monikers (on the Ninja Tune and Warp Records labels respectively). With an album and two singles out in 2013 on the highly respected Houndstooth label, Richards returns with a deadly EP for Hypercolour, backed with a very fine Mosca remix.

A1. The Smack (Mosca’s Dread At The Controls Version)
A2. The Smack (Original Mix)
B1. Grey Leather Glass (Original Mix)
B2. 8 Million Stories (Original Mix)

House Of Black Lanterns is the latest musical project from Dylan Richards, the man behind the King Cannibal and Zilla monikers (on the Ninja Tine and Warp Records labels respectively). With an album and two singles out in 2013 on the highly respected Houndstooth label, Richards returns with a deadly EP for Hypercolour, backed with a very fine Mosca remix.

In its Original Mix, ‘The Smack’ is a dense and atmospheric production, the slow pace and chugging bassline evoking shades of early Chicago house but with a thoroughly modern UK twist. Filled with tension and drama, ‘The Smack’ is a big sounding record that cuts through so many genre sounds from dub techno to dubstep but sounds entirely individual and unique.

Mosca steps up to the remix, following on from the launch of his new label Not So Much, and remixes for Alland Byallo and Sweatshop Boys. Taking ‘The Smack’ up to an altogether skanking tempo, Mosca plummets the Basic Channel school of sound for the aptly titled ‘Dread At The Controls’ version. Spring reverb all over the joint as Mosca works the droning synths and fire & brimstone vibes over a watertight, dub heavy workout.

‘Grey Leather Glass’ takes things up a notch, continuing the HOBL theme of dark & shadowy techno sounds with heaps of drama and sinister twists and turns, like some cinematic score to a Wes Craven slasher epic, and ‘8 Million Stories’ cuts up vocal chops, finger snaps and piano stabs over a brooding house production. Deliciously dark music from HOBL here….

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Available from 20.02.2015

House Of Black Lanterns – The Smack (incl. Mosca Remix)
Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on House Of Black Lanterns – The Smack (incl. Mosca Remix)

Image: 1594846 House Of Black Lanterns is the latest musical project from Dylan Richards, the man behind the King Cannibal and Zilla monikers (on the Ninja Tune and Warp Records labels respectively). With an album and two singles out in 2013 on the highly respected Houndstooth label, Richards returns with a deadly EP for Hypercolour, backed with a very fine Mosca remix.

A1. The Smack (Mosca’s Dread At The Controls Version)
A2. The Smack (Original Mix)
B1. Grey Leather Glass (Original Mix)
B2. 8 Million Stories (Original Mix)

House Of Black Lanterns is the latest musical project from Dylan Richards, the man behind the King Cannibal and Zilla monikers (on the Ninja Tine and Warp Records labels respectively). With an album and two singles out in 2013 on the highly respected Houndstooth label, Richards returns with a deadly EP for Hypercolour, backed with a very fine Mosca remix.

In its Original Mix, ‘The Smack’ is a dense and atmospheric production, the slow pace and chugging bassline evoking shades of early Chicago house but with a thoroughly modern UK twist. Filled with tension and drama, ‘The Smack’ is a big sounding record that cuts through so many genre sounds from dub techno to dubstep but sounds entirely individual and unique.

Mosca steps up to the remix, following on from the launch of his new label Not So Much, and remixes for Alland Byallo and Sweatshop Boys. Taking ‘The Smack’ up to an altogether skanking tempo, Mosca plummets the Basic Channel school of sound for the aptly titled ‘Dread At The Controls’ version. Spring reverb all over the joint as Mosca works the droning synths and fire & brimstone vibes over a watertight, dub heavy workout.

‘Grey Leather Glass’ takes things up a notch, continuing the HOBL theme of dark & shadowy techno sounds with heaps of drama and sinister twists and turns, like some cinematic score to a Wes Craven slasher epic, and ‘8 Million Stories’ cuts up vocal chops, finger snaps and piano stabs over a brooding house production. Deliciously dark music from HOBL here….

http://www.hypercolour.co.uk/
Available from 20.02.2015

Gazelle Twin & Tom Demac – Belly Of The Beast / GUTS (Remixes)
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Gazelle Twin & Tom Demac – Belly Of The Beast / GUTS (Remixes)

Image: 1594522 Meeting of mutual minds collide as Tom Demac & Gazelle Twim team up for the Belly Of The Beast / GUTS (Remixes) 12′ single.

A1. Belly Of The Beast (Tom Demac Remix)
B1. GUTS (Tom Demac Remix)

Elizabeth Bernholz, AKA Gazelle Twin, has been making some serious statements of intent over the last couple of years, making some uncompromising music in uncompromising times. Her 2014 album, “Unflesh” was a demonic and unsettling collection of dark electronica and autobiographical themes that was judged by The Quietus as their ‘Album Of The Year’. A previous debut album and singles have surfaced on the Anti-Ghost Moon Ray Records label and the Philly based Sugarcane Records label.

Hypercolour mainstay, Tom Demac, has also been a busy, cutting some deadly electro techno of late for labels like Aus Music and Drumcode, and remixing for Luke Vibert, BANKS and Tosca.

These two vociferous artists collide on this HypeLTD release, a meeting of mutual minds from the nether reaches of electronic music’s vast landscape. Demac tears down the Gazelle Twin original compositions and rebuilds them with feverish candor. “Belly of The Beast” pounds hard with rubbery percussion and rattling hats like chains, the Gazelle Twin chants her mantra “I’ll beat them all at their own game…” Demac’s padded cell like production is most definitely some of the best work we’ve heard him do to date, and this dark sound aesthetic spills into his take on “GUTS”. Like an electro take on a John Carpenter score, Demac carves out a futuristic and desolate take on Gazelle Twin’s celebration of urge resistance and taking pleasure in the complexity of the mind.

Selected DJ reactions:
Eats Everything – Massive! More of this please Mr. Demac
Rob Booth (Houndstooth) – 10/10 this release! Big!
JD Twitch (Optimo) – Really good, both tracks!
Mano Le Tough (Innervisions) – Belly of The Beast sounds good
James Zabiela – Both amazing, but GUTS is super fresh
Available from 06.02.2015

Various – Eats Everything – Fries With That?
Friday, December 12th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Eats Everything – Fries With That?

Image: 1593875 Hypercolour proudly present the very first commercial mix compilation from dance music titan, Eats Everything. A mouth watering, two course audio menu awaits you on ‘Fries With That?’, a 130 minute romp through the Eats Everything record box.

The Main Course features an à la carte selection of music that’s been floating the boat of Eats AKA Dan Pearce, over the last couple of years, as his ascendency through the ranks of dance music’s top players has been as deserved as it has been rapid. Tunes that have been tried and tested in all four corners of the globe, as the Eats juggernaut has ploughed through countless parties, clubs and festivals, from Ibiza to the USA, London, Amsterdam, Barcelona and back to his home city of Bristol. It’s a mix that showcases his inventive and quick fire style of DJing, always busy on the mixer as he works the tracks like a true burger flipper. Digging deep into his record box, hi-lights include entries from scene stalwarts Radio Slave, Herbert and Mr. G, new talent in the shape of Oushe, Decius and Little By Little, and a handful of vintage house from the likes of Flux Mode (AKA Nick Holder & Marcus Turcotte), S.W.A.T. (AKA DJ Rasoul) and Kingpin Cartel.

And if you’ve still room for pudding (and hey, who doesn’t) then Eats Everything serves up the Desert, a generous portion of sweet and sticky anthems that have influenced and shaped the Eats sound and style we know today. From his early days DJing in Bristol’s dark and salubrious nightspots, to his regular visits to London’s harder house nights like Trade at Turnmills (RIP), Eats dusts off the vinyl collection to bring us a big whopper of a classics mix. A healthy dose of vintage NYC trax are included here, from The Creator Session, The Kick Junkie, Doug Lazy and Millennium (AKA Jose Nunez), as are a couple of pivotal tracks that point us in the direction of Eats’ techno leanings, namely (LFO man) G-Man’s ‘Quo Vadis’ and the raw drum machine vibes of the DBX remix of Robotman (AKA Richie Hawtin’s early 90s alias). Big chunky rollers from Aleem and Mambo keep things swinging, and the whole thing is topped off with the calorific classic vibes of Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley’s 90’s return to form, ‘The Word Is Love’.

TRACKLIST 2CD (HYPECD003)

MIX ONE (MAIN COURSE)
1. Neville Watson – Red Light Fever
2. Flux Mode – Tumba
3. S.W.A.T. – Rites Of Passage
4. Arun Verone – The Coming (Keep It Coming)
5. Joeski – Mind Body & Soul
6. Herbert – Got To Be Movin’ (On The Dancefloor)
7. Tusqavna – We Don’t Know You (Silicone Soul Remix)
8. Nikola Gala – The Phunk
9. Oushe – Daveena
10. Little By Little – Stress
11. Quell – The Regular
12. Radio Slave – Repeat Myself
13. Daniel Trim – Asimo
14. Mr. G – Mangos In Season
15. Roberto – First Principles (Eats Everything’s Derrick Carter – Where Ya At Acapella & Synthapella Mash up Reebeef)
16. Decius – Gay Futures
17. Kingpin Cartel – Ghetto

MIX TWO (DESERT)
1. Korda – Move Your Body (To The Sound)
2. The Creator Session – Body & Soul
3. Djaimin – Open The Door (DJ Shorty Zanzibar Stomper Mix)
4. Jump – Funkatarium
5. G.O.D LTD – Untitled
6. The Kick Junkie – Kick It In (Wicked Mix)
7. G-Man – Quo Vadis
8. Robotman – Never (DBX Mix)
9. PMT – Gyromancer
10. Doug Lazy – Rollin On (SPS Dub)
11. Aleem – Filtri Organi (Main Mix)
12. Jose Nunez – Mama Love (Original Mix)
13. Mambo – Do You Want Me Do You Want Me (Mudmens Dirty Mix)
14. Voices of Life – The Word Is Love (Silk’s Anthem Of Life) Available from 23.01.2015

Seth Troxler & Phil Moffa – Rogue Music
Friday, December 12th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Seth Troxler & Phil Moffa – Rogue Music

Image: 1593979 With a current knack of attracting some of the electronic music scenes’ most revered talent to the label (see recent releases from Laurent Garnier, Luke Vibert and Losoul), it’s with open arms then that Hypercolour welcome Seth Troxler to the fold, bringing with him Phil Moffa in this new collaborative effort. Seth needs little introduction, suffice to say his previous releases on labels like Crosstown Rebels and Wolf & Lamb (amongst others) has shone like stars, and Phil Moffa comes with a very decent pedigree and studio prowess that has seen him previously team up with the likes of DJ Spider and Anthony Parasole, as well as running the Butcha Sound studios in NYC.

‘Blue Rawls’ builds broodingly, a basic kick and güiro combination beat incessantly against the dramatic and chaotic sheets of dense pads and analog wizardry. As though the heavens open, a operatic vocal sings from up high, whilst Hitchcockian strings swirl around, ping ponging the track’s sentiments wildly from dark to light.

On the flip, ‘Meet The Butcha’ is science fiction techno, pure and simple. Swinging drum patterns, perpetual claps and feverish hat work nail the energy levels, whilst classic 90’s techno tropes are woven into the arrangement to produce a track that sounds so fresh yet reassuringly familiar. It’s basically a techno bomb, in other words. Troxler & Moffa get busy of the FX, warping and morphing the otherworldly synths to produce a colorful and kaleidoscopic trip to distant planets.

‘Rogue Music’ kicks off another strong year for Hypercolour, with the standard being set high with forthcoming musical contributions from the likes of Kerrier District, House Of Black Lanterns, J. Wiltshire, Dense & Pika and A Sagittariun. As for Troxler & Moffa, further studio endeavors are expected soon, both in collaboration and separately, as well as packed DJ schedules and spit roasting (and we mean Seth’s Smokey Tails BBQ joint in London, thanks very much).

TRACKLIST
A1. Blue Rawls (Original Mix)
B1. Meet The Butcha (Original Mix) Available from 23.01.2015

El_Txef_A
Monday, December 8th, 2014 | Tags: , ,
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Aitor Etxebarria is the man behind the mystic artist from Bilbao El_Txef_A. Aitor, born and raised in the Basque Country, is in that group of artists sparingly measuring their output, always searching for the new, aiming for high quality instead of constant, monotonous releases. El_Txef_A stands for a specific and complex sound signature. His primary […]

Luke Vibert – Halloween (Part Two)
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Luke Vibert – Halloween (Part Two)

Image: 1593846 Hot on the heels of Luke Vibert’s ‘Halloween’ (Part One), Hypercolour present more acidic business from one of Cornwall’s finest bleeps exponent, backed with two very solid remixes from and FaltyDL.

More new and exclusive material from Vibert then, on the A side cut, *giStrain*h. Deadly mechanical funk of the highest order, the Eastern melodic flavors float over a bending and bouncing 303 bassline, serving up a heady concoction of analogue goodness, proving that Vibert*fs still got *eit*f in plenty of abundance.

Hypercolour regular, Tom Demac, revisits *gHalloween*h, the dark, Pagan stomping acid tormentor from Part One. Going in straight for the jugular, Demac offers up a heavyweight battering ram of a remix, certainly not for the faint–*]hearted, as the crushed beats slap and pound against the lysergic modulations and the demented vocal phrases.

Coming up for air, Brooklyn*fs FaltyDL comes to Hypercolour fresh from an outstanding album on Ninja Tune and singles on Swamp81 and Hemlock, with a stunning breaks version of *gStabs Of Regret*h (a track featured on Vibert*fs Ridmik album for Hypercolour last year). Hustling and frenzied breakbeats challenge for pole position with deep and dreamy chords and light synth melodies, the complex and compelling arrangement keeping things continually fresh in the mix. Vibert*fs funk is not lost either, with FaltyDL ensuring that this remix stays bang on point and funkier than a pair of Rick James*f leather strides.

TRACKLIST
A1. iStrain (Original Mix)
B1. Halloween (Tom Demac Remix)
B2. Stabs Of Regret (FaltyDL Remix) Available from 05.12.2014

Deetron
Monday, November 10th, 2014 | Tags: , , , ,
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Having been involved with making and playing music for 20 years now, Deetron is an artist who is assured in his ambitions and a highly skilled performer. Constantly in demand around the globe, whether it be for club/festival appearances, where his mind boggling three-deck set up often takes precedence, his special touch on remixes or […]

Luke Vibert – Halloween (Part One)
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Luke Vibert – Halloween (Part One)

Image: 1592960 Mind bending pagan sounds from Luke Vibert on his new Halloween (Part One) 12′ coming out on Hypercolour.

TRACKLIST   
 
A1.  Halloween (Original Mix)
B1.  Jack U Whole (Original Mix) 
B2.  Jack U Whole (SDC’s 1988 Vibe Mix) 
 
Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve or All Saints 
Eve, a celebration and remembrance of the dead, or just a 
hoot on a dark October evening, running demented in 
Michael Myers masks blagging assorted goodies off of 
scared pensioners…  It’s also the launch date for the next 
Hypercolour single from Luke Vibert, the acid warrior 
from Cornwall, whose ‘Ridmik’ album this year on 
Hypercolour heralded a much welcomed return to the 
scene for the highly eclectic producer.   
 
‘Halloween’ is a dark, Pagan stomping acid tormentor, 
resplendent with eerie horror FX and ghostly chords.  
Tortured vocals give Bam Bam’s ‘Where’s Your Child’ a 
run for its money in this chilling 909 meets 303 
breakout.  A perfect antidote to those thoroughly fed up 
with hearing Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ for the 
umpteenth time this October…. 
 
On the flip, we’ve two versions of ‘Jack U Whole’.  In it’s 
Original form, Vibert explores the 303 Bassline further, 
the supernatural vocal taking us on a twisted ride over 
the crisp drum programming.  SDC AKA Space Dimension 
Controller, fresh from a run of singles on R&S and Royal 
Oak, weighs in with his ‘1988 Vibe Mix’.  Quite literally 
transporting us back to the Second Summer Of Love, SDC 
keeps it faithful with a mighty jack attack and lifting the 
mood somewhat with some fathoms deep chords and 
deft synth melodies. 
 
Part 2 of ‘Halloween’ comes soon, with more new Vibert 
tracks, and remixes from Falty DL and Tom Demac. 
  Available from 14.11.2014

Huxley
Friday, July 18th, 2014 | Tags: , , ,
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Hard earned respect from your peers is a rare commodity but Huxley, aka Michael Dodman, has it in spades. Since his late teens he’s been producing, seeing initial underground success as a garage producer before his sound partly mutated towards a deeper, house-based sound in the past few years. Collaborations with old mate Ethyl for […]

Maya Jane Coles – Don’t Put Me In Your Box EP
Thursday, March 27th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Maya Jane Coles – Don’t Put Me In Your Box EP

A heavy, heavy remix package here from Hypercolour. Step forward Bonobo, Kowton and Dark Sky, who all contribute stellar remixes of Maya Jane Coles’ “Don’t Put Me In Your Box” EP, originally out in 2011.Bristol’s Joe Cowton AKA Kowton plucks for “Para…

Rodriguez Jr.
Monday, April 15th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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Olivier Mateu’s wide-ranging inspirations and interests find their ultimate outlet as Rodriguez Jr., positioning him as mobilee’s new master of eclecticism. As one half of French electro act The Youngsters – best known for their two studio albums and singles for Laurent Garnier’s F-Communications – Mateu has already received enough plaudits and praise to last […]

Kiki
Monday, March 25th, 2013 | Tags: , , , ,
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Kiki is surely a producer for whom no introduction is required. His style encapsulates everything exciting about electronic music. As a DJ he has travelled the world and his skills as a performer inform the music he creates, using the experience of a life of travelling and performing and channelling those experiences into music that […]

Anja Schneider
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 | Tags: , ,
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Label founder, internationally renowned DJ and producer, world-traveler, and charming personality all rolled into one, Anja Schneider might just be one of the hardest-working individuals in the business. After getting her start as a producer for KissFM and Fritz Radio, Anja quickly became a radio persona herself with the inception of her now legendary Dance […]

Langenberg
Monday, February 6th, 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , ,
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Boredom is a bad thing. And if you’re growing up in a German small town it quickly becomes your worst enemy – to fight it back properly on weekends, Langenberg began organizing his own dance parties at age 17. And what had started back then as wild style experiments quickly grew into a recognized party […]

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