Category Hyponik

HIEROGLYPHIC BEING TALKS US THROUGH EACH TRACK ON HIS STUNNING LP, THE DISCO’S OF IMHOTEP

Calling Jamal Moss aka Hieroglyphic Being prolific would be an understatement. The Mathematics Recordings founder has released more than 30 full-lengths throughout his extensive career; a back-catalogue centred around experimental, spiritual dance music. Its unique and otherworldly elements make it difficult to concisely define, but Moss describes his output as a blend of Synth Expressionism […]

GOLD PANDA: A CALMER STATE OF MIND

Gold Panda, also known as Derwin, is perched on a bench outside Hackney Downs Studios, gingerly drinking a cup of tea. Dressed in an oversized t-shirt and some baggy trousers he later comments he hates, the Londoner is reflecting on life since the release of his debut album, 2010’sLucky Shiner. Since then, he’s performed all […]

AFTERTHOUGHTS: KAYTRANADA AT TROXY

Louis Kevin Celestin, aka Kaytranada, has come a long way from just being that guy who remixed your favourite song and made it even better. Since his captivating edit of Janet Jackson’s ‘If’ made its way onto Soundcloud in 2012, he’s produced for some of hip hop’s newest hard hitters, including Vic Mensa, Chance The Rapper […]

AFTERTHOUGHTS: BONOBO PRESENTS OUTLIER

Simon Green, aka Bonobo, has become a bit of a household name in recent years. His earlier work found its home in the ambient alcoves of the electronica scene, but newer releases have progressed from the downtempo style, adopting a more dance floor-friendly tone. Suddenly Bonobo’s tracks were being spun in the clubs as well […]

AFTERTHOUGHTS: FLOATING POINTS AT ELECTRIC BRIXTON

Sam Shepherd, aka Floating Points, always does things properly. Elaenia was six years in the making but was well worth the wait, claiming our album of 2015. The label he co-runs, Eglo Records, is home to a handpicked selection of artists where the term “quality over quantity” certainly applies. He even holds a PhD in neuroscience, […]

INTERVIEW: SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA

It’s been a busy few years for Submotion Orchestra. The group formed in 2009 off the back of a project commissioned by the Arts Council, tasked with composing a classical/dubstep piece for York Minister Cathedral, and haven’t looked back since. The seven-piece have released four studio albums, and have toured in just about every nook and cranny […]

AFTERTHOUGHTS: ELECTRIK LONDON

Offering interactive visuals, a formidable R&S Records line-up and an array of experimental cocktails – Electrik London was an event that pushed the boundaries of the clubbing experience. Hosted by Absolut at Bankside Vaults, Blackfriars, the night aimed to explore and showcase the ‘future of nightlife’, linking up with design studio Marshmallow Laser Feast and […]