In such a fast paced scene where even the most promising artists can come and go it becomes a refreshing change to stumble upon a young producer in the early stages of their career and watch them develop and pioneer their own style alongside one of the most respected labels in the industry, for me, that artist is Hyroglifics.
His unique approach to the 170 format has continually set him aside from other young producers and quickly caught the attention of established labels such as Dispatch Recordings, Proximity Recordings and Flexout Audio. Just over a year ago we began to get a feel for Hyro’s true potential when ‘Bay City Ballers Club’ headed the debut release on Critical Music’s most recent imprint ‘Binary’. The release quickly made its way into every DJs selection, securing his place alongside other electronic experimentalists such as Stray and Sam Binga.
Just over a year and many successful releases later Hyroglifics has returned with his ‘No Drama EP’ on the one and only Critical Music. Comprised of 7 incredibly crisp and intricate tracks, this EP demonstrates “genre bending” at its very best. Hyro’s ability to absorb inspiration from all corners of the musical spectrum adds a new dimension of depth to his latest output. Drum and bass purists will be particularly interested in ‘Astraya’, a complex, interesting and ridiculously catchy beat, that kind of reminds me of early Hybris tracks on Modulations back in the day but maybe that’s just me. That being said, the flair for the complex and interesting continues right the way through the EP with tracks such as ‘Hallelujah’ (with Halogenix) and Little Heart (with Bogues from Jabu) demonstrating something entirely different yet equally as powerful.
If you’re yet to purchase your copy of this EP then get to it, and quickly too because there’s a limited vinyl run that all you collectors will not want to miss, available on wax from the Critical Music store. For the full 7 track digital exclusive head to Beatport or Critical’s webstore – now! Literally right now, go, stop reading! . . .
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