hypeltd are happy to introduce another new talent in the form of j. alvarez. it is a name you wont know yet, but the man behind it – seattle based producer chris 214 – has already made a name for himself with some rude electro, techno and even ghetto tech releases on in-the-know labels like frustrated funk (a subsidiary of clone) harbour city sorrow (and again) and others. now, though, he is on a house tip, and it is for that reason that he has assumed this new moniker…
continuing in the tradition of offering up sounds a little less accessible than its older hypercolour brother, hypeltd seems to have once again unearthed a producer more than worthy of popular attention.
nice price deal !!! following on from the likes of maya jane coles and t.williams, next to release on ever cultured hypercolour off shoot hypeltd is toronto beatsmith kevin mcphee. with releases on labels like idle hands and nakedlunch in 2011, this man has established himself as one of the finest and freshest producers of the year. here turning in four more original cuts, mcphees fascination with house apparently continues apace. mcphee very much has his own fine grain analogue aesthetic… this most delightful ep only confirms that.
tom 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…* demacs padded cell like production is most definitely some of the best work we have 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 twins celebration of urge resistance and taking pleasure in the complexity of the mind.
returning to hypeltd after only a few short months, the analogue cops seem the perfect artist pairing for the label, carving out an unashamed love of raw, pummeling, dirty house grooves and choice samples. 2013s in plain clothes ep was passionately received by many, and the italian team are back for more with the hot brass dance ep
no doubt about it, hypeltd are on a bit of a roll at the moment, recent releases from the likes of joefarr, the analogue cops and marco bernardi have helped shape the hypercolour sub-label into a consistent purveyor of raw and rootsy techno music.
marco bernardi has enjoyed a long an illustrious career, but its probably in these last couple of years that the glaswegian producer has found his sound. previous releases on frustrated funk, clone, royal oak, creme organisation, futureboogie and rawax have built a solid reputation, and key releases last year on carl craigs planet e and mos/delsin have sealed his rep as a unique player in the industry.
promising bristolian producer joefarr released his debut ep in late 2012 for tigas ever reliant turbo recordings, picking up plays from the likes of dave clarke, ivan smagghe, dexter & many more. a further ep on turbo, *clocks*, followed, as well as remixes for tiga and zombie nation, so enamoured were they with his production prowess, and now kick starting hypeltds 2014 campaign, joefarr presents four cuts for the hypercolour offshoot.
the analogue cops present a fine 4 track ep for hypeltd, *in plain clothes* ep is raw, distorted and heavy, just the way we like it. the italian team have already caught our ears with releases on bass culture, bleep and their own restoration records, and collaborations with the likes of blawan, ryan elliot and alex picone.
hypercolours latest release comes in the form of haggerston ep, a brand new release from label co-owner alex jones who drops a 3 track ep of proper dancefloor bombs heavy basslines, breakbeats & vocal samples all held together in jones unique production style.
with previous releases on labels like idle hands & horizontal ground manchesters alex coulton drops and impressive ep for hype ltd. he may only be at the end of his teens but the music he makes is way beyond that as this ep clearly shows
a dj since 93. a producer since 98. a true student of the music/culture. amir founded vanguard sound in february 2006. after making his presence felt in the chicago club scene via a meteoric rise culminating a dj watch feature in chicagos 5 magazine, he completely disappeared and went beneath the underground to focus solely on advancing his production skills. soon after linking up with g. marcell and hakim murphy he began to release gritty tracks that have been charted and played by underground djs world wide. his fourth release was the sleeper classic >experience ep< a 4 tracker with amir on side a, and g. marcell on side b. encouraged by the feedback, amir then submitted tracks to new york citys plan b recordings. the rest is history as they say. recording under the name amir alexander and the pseudonym guerrilla soul! this cat strives to bring a raw and gritty modern spin on classic detroit, chicago, and new york underground sounds.