Contributing this week’s Hyp mix are Lakker, a duo who have just been announced as the newest members of the venerable R&S stable. The label, which played host to electronic music luminaries such as Aphex Twin, Joey Beltram and Derrick May, will put out a four track EP by the Irish pairing in March. The announcement marks a continuation of Lakker’s fine 2013, which saw them drop EP’s on Stroboscopic Artifacts and Canada Rising, whilst also finding a selection of their tracks included in recent sets by the latterly mentioned Aphex Twin.
Although rooted in Berlin leaning Techno, Lakker have frequently demonstrated a willingness to mix things up that places them comfortably amongst the famously experimental ranks of their new label-mates. Finding room for the likes of spaced out Warp rapper/produce Jeremiah Jae alongside Motor City machine funk merchant Robert Hood, the mix takes in all manner of styles whilst retaining a sleek flow and consistently darkened ambience throughout. With two cuts from the forthcoming R&S EP finding their way into the latter half, Hyp 164 is an hour of exciting music from two producers on the up.
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