The Analogue Cops Monkey Suits Expected 24th July 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... the pair follows up with more dancefloor certified vinyl of pure analogue goodness. Hypercolour 12" Pre-Order
Kerrier District 4 Luke Vibert brings back his Kerrier District monicker for a new album! 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). Hypercolour CD | LP
House Of Black Lanterns The Smack New release from House Of Black Lanterns aka Dylan Richards, also known as King Cannibal (Ninja Tune) and Zilla (Warp) and also used to work here in the shop in the Beggars Banquet days!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. Hypercolour 12"
G Man / The Kick Junkie / Voices Of Life Eats Everything: Fries With That? 3 track sampler from Eats Everything's Fries With That?Bristol selector Dan Pearce is known for his high-octane, party-starting DJ style. He's pulled together music from Matthew Herbert, Radio Slave, Mr. G, Steve 'Silk' Hurley and Richie Hawtin (as Robotman) for Fries With That?, whose discs are titled Main Course and Dessert. "These mixes have been a labour of love for me, and something that I really wanted to get across in the right way," Pearce says. "Disc One is a collection of records that I am really feeling at the moment and hope will stand the test of time as a mix CD that you can listen to for years to come, whilst Disc Two is basically a collection of my classics, either records I grew up with, ones that got me into house/techno, or I have discovered along the way and have become classics to me, even if I have only known them for a short while." Hypercolour 12"
Luke Vibert Halloween (Part Two) 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 Tom Demac and FaltyDL. More new and exclusive material from Vibert then, on the A side cut, “iStrain”. 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’s still got ‘it’ in plenty of abundance. Hypercolour regular, Tom Demac, revisits “Halloween”, 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-â??hearted, as the crushed beats slap and pound against the lysergic modulations and the demented vocal phrases. Coming up for air, Brooklyn’s FaltyDL comes to Hypercolour fresh from an outstanding album on Ninja Tune and singles on Swamp81 and Hemlock, with a stunning breaks version of “Stabs Of Regret” (a track featured on Vibert’s 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’s funk is not lost either, with FaltyDL ensuring that this remix stays bang on point and funkier than a pair of Rick James’ leather strides. Hypercolour 12"
Luke Vibert Halloween (Part One) ‘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’. Hypercolour 12"
Glimpse & Martin Dawson / Shenoda Fat Controller (Roman Flugel Remix) / All Ears (Mr G Remix) If we have stock left it will be available online from Saturday 26th April, strictly one per customerLimited edition Record Store Day 10" Hypercolour 10" RSD 2014
Luke Vibert Ridmik New full-length from the electronic producer with lots of the acid house favourite Roland TB-303 ‘Ridmik’ could be classed as acid house, but it’s not really from the same source as the classic Chicago / Trax records of the late 80s, Vibert plays with tempos across the album, and for the most part, it’s a clean and soft sound as opposed to the dark and raw productions of the Chi-town cousins. If anything, the productions values lend itself more to the smooth sounds emitting from funk and RnB’s use of the classic analogue machines, but really ‘Ridmik’ is wildly out there on it’s own, with Vibert’s freestyle imagination very much taking centre stage with the music. Hypercolour 12" | CD