your life is your life don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission. be on the watch. there are ways out. there is a light somewhere. it may not be much light but it beats the darkness. be on the watch. the gods will offer you chances. know them. take them. you can’t beat death but you can beat death in life, sometimes. and the more often you learn to do it, the more light there will be. your life is your life. know it while you have it. you are marvelous the gods wait to delight in you.
with a number of high profile releases already behind him for labels including the legendary xl recordings and dusky’s 17 steps imprint, hugo massien has carved a sound for himself that sees him bring together elements from house, techno, dubstep and hardcore, all combining force to produce this killer 4-track ep, running at the techno-friendly tempos of around 128bpm.
dj support from: shed, loefah, pinch & many more.
exploring the hidden crevices between the hardcore continuum, muscular house and vintage techno, hugo massien delivers four tracks that crackle with energy and intensity on the ghost note ep - released december 5 on duskys 17 steps.
the release of the kontrol ep sees xl recordings continuing to reconnect with the spirit of the labels early days. xls early reputation was built around a series of underground, club-focused, outsider rave 12inchs from the likes of the prodigy, sl2, awesome 3 and jonny l. hugo massien harnesses that spirit and brings it right up to date in 2015
DJ HAUS ENTERS THE UNKNOWN VOL.2 VINYL SAMPLER (3XLP)
3x12" Vinyl UK05.11.18
dj haus enters the unknown is a yearly compilation looking back at the last 12 months of uttu releases - some obvious highlights but emphasis on overlooked b sides too. it’s also an opportunity to work with friends outside of the uttu label by including exclusive collaborations and tracks from the uttu extended family. ahead of the full compilation release uttu present a triple vinyl edition of the exclusive tracks and collaborations featuring: legowelt, dj deeon, dj seinfeld, dj normal 4, marquis hawkes, dj boring & many more.
!! 70% xmas deal !!duskys 17 steps present floor to floor. featuring tracks from velvit, trevino, lo shea, hugo massein and alan fitzpatrick, floor to floor compiles 12 tracks that approach the modern house and techno aesthetic with a uk edge. joining the dots between electronica-leaning sounds, melodic house and warm-up grooves to moody techno, looping tech house tools and broken beats, floor to floor represents a snapshot of current uk house and techno sound worlds all heavily road tested in dusky s dj sets. carefully compiled over a 12 month period, each track combines artistic individuality with dancefloor utility. on the second sampler, uk techno powerhouse alan fitzpatrick delivers a nostalgic nosebleed rave banger in a modern style on where haus?, xl signing hugo massein deals in rolling tech nastiness on restart the sun, lo sheas shuffling, sci-fi beats elevate thousand foot waves while moniker take things deeper on moving.
twenty years after the 5th chapter, the story continues. chapter vi celebrates the very best of todays underground. limited edition 3xlp. twenty years is a long time. when xl recordings released the 5th chapter in 1995, the world was a very different place. tupac shakur was still alive, america was yet to elect a black president and the internet was just something youd read about. ecstasy, jungle and hardcore were shaping club culture in the uk and defining the way that a generation of youth moved, sounded and looked.