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Collaboration klaxon! Longtime pals Joy O and saxophonist Ben Vince join forces for this searing release via Hessle Audio, a two-track record documenting the pair's joint studio sessions. Expect a rollicking exploration of tone, texture and banging rhythm, within an electrified dance-floor-ready framework.
On ‘Red Cotton’, Shelley Parker’s debut EP for Hessle Audio, there’s this tremendous sense of place amidst the restless break-beats and looming menace. This is achieved by extensive use of field recordings, capturing the carnival near the London based artists home as well as her time spent with ballet dancers. The EP comes with a remix from Ploy.
- Vinyl 12" (HES035)
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After four years of building buzz via releases on labels like Timedance, Idle Hands and Livity Sound the Bristolian producer Bruce drops his debut LP via Pangaea/Pearson Sound/Ben UFO’s Hessle Audio. The one born Larry McCarthy has had a hand in the popularisation of the West Country soundsystem techno style that has made waves in the clubsphere of late. As such it's no surprise to find that the eleven tracks of Sonder Somatic hold bassweight and beats in perfect balance.
- Vinyl Double LP (HESLP004)
This heavy new twelve of oldskool breakbeat techno/hardcore/house schooled cuts by Kevin McAuley aka Pangea (also one third of Hessle Audio) goes out to all the suckers of bones out there - presumably various dogs. Despite quite a dark style, his scattered range of samples comes across as a little irreverent and cheeky. The title track is pretty irresistible in this regard, while b-side ‘Proxy’ is led by intense sequences of mutating piano tonk.
Bruce is returning to Hessle Audio with a new LP at some point later this year. To whet our appetites for said album (title: Sonder Somatic) the one-time Timedance/Hemlock signee has dropped this limited-edish white-label. Both ‘What’ and ‘Aeon’, which mix techno and post-dubstep styles with panache, are classic Bruce fare. As one commenter on the Soundcloud link for ‘Aeon’ says: ‘sexi tune with layers like a moist guinness cake, pure icing this track is!!!’. Exactly.
Beatrice Dillon & Call Super
Inkjet / Fluo
An exciting new collaboration from Beatrice Dillon and Call Super, both veterans of the kind of dance productions that come somewhat out of the leftfield. Together they’ve produced Inkjet and Fluo, a highly Hessle pair of tracks that shuffle and tweak very tastily all around the soundfield and the dancefloor. 12” on Hessle.
The lesser-spotted Joe finally returns to Hessle Audio after far too long, and his acute freshness is exactly what we need. “Tail Lift” is the peak of weird and uplifting, all nutty carnival fervour colliding with delirious pitch-bent 80s chord stabs and a crafty, rolling beat that shockout dancefloor dreams are made of. “MPH” is the more mellow of the two, and it’s still stunningly individual even with sprinkles of amens and juddering piano hits swirling in the mix.
Keeping busy with releases on Fringe White, Dnuos Ytivil, Hotline as well as on his own Timedance imprint, bristolian producer Batu makes his Hessle Audio debut with four tracks of off-kilter atmospherics and electronic glitches, all driven by a precise percussive groove. Crisp and deceptively clear techno for the small hours.
This is a re-issue from an original 2012 release featuring two tracks of electronic goodness. This much enjoyed techno/dubstep hybrid features the minimal 'Cactus' backed with the melodic techno-driven vibes of 'Porcupine'. Miles ahead of the game at the time of release and still sounding rather essential today.
Pangaea is the recording name for Hessle Audio co-founder Kevin McAuley. In Drum Play features skeletal techno which still bears the intensity of rave that has set maverick experimentalist McAuley apart over the last decade. The album mixes studio craft with the in-your-face sound of his club work to create a powerful and visceral yet cerebral work.
- Vinyl Double LP (HESCD003)
No messing around with that name eh? Bruce keeps all his dramatic flair where it should be, in the music. Steals provides us with 3 new productions, which shift their sounds around in some pretty creative ways. They’ll keep you thinking just as they keep you moving: this is a well-skilled producer indeed. 12” vinyl on Hessle Audio.
Hessle Audio get back in the saddle with this new 12” by Ploy, the first release under this alias since a 2009 EP for YAMAMA. Micro-beats skitter all over the surface of the title track, making the soundscape pleasingly unusual, though without compromising the all-important dancefloor rhythm that pulses beneath. 3 tracks, 12 inches.
The second part of the double 12” remix release from the debut Pearson Sound album. A high quality 45 that reaches the screechiest highs and bassiest lows with everything in-between, Extended Mixes Part 2 breathes new life into the highly acclaimed electronic Pearson Sound album. Out on 12” vinyl from Hessle Audio.
From the Hessle Audio imprint he co-runs with Ben UFO & Pangaea, this is the latest 12" from Pearson Sound. Originating in 2006 under the name Ramadanman it wasn't until 2008 that he started to gaining momentum with his innovative approach to bass-heavy club music, releasing a successful run of 12"s on highly prestigious labels such as Soul Jazz, 2nd Drop, and Hessle Audio. Full of tight but weighty experiments in bass heavy techno/electronica this is a nice compendium to the latest album.
Everyone's favourite Hyde Park, Sainsbury's-dwelling graduates Hessle Audio give up a new smattering of sonics in the form of a Pearson Sound release. Label boss David Kennedy goes down the minimal route with this self-titled work, crafting beats that trickle down more subliminally than you'd expect; there's still a lot of fire to be heard here, though. It's just refined plenty.
Blawan is a UK dubstep and techno producer named Jamie Roberts, who has been quietly and impressively releasing EPs for a good while. 'Fram / Iddy' is his 2010 single, courtesy of Hessle Audio, comprised of post-garage percussion, straight-and-narrow bass and plenty of razor-sharp synth. 'Fram / Iddy' contains two tracks that continue to showcase Blawan's significance to the UK dubstep scene.