Getting yourself recognised in music is one thing, making sure it stays that way is another thing entirely. One person who knows a thing or two about longevity is Neil Landstrumm. With 2014 marking 20 years in dance music for the Edinburgh born producer. Highly prolific, Landstrumm’s career has been characterized by the constant evolution of a consistent set of core values. Always leaning towards the harder end of the House and Techno spectrum, Landstrumm started out DJ’ing parties with friends at the Sativa club in his hometown during the early 90′s. Eventually meeting Chilean producer Cristian Vogel there, which resulted in a fruitful partnership under the name Blue Arsed Fly (or BAF). He carved a name for himself in the Techno scene early on, even receiving a shoutout on Daft Punk’s legendary ‘Teachers’, but his willingness to experiment is what set him apart. His discography includes forays into UK Bass, Dubstep, Grime and more. All of which have been appropriated by Landstrumm in his own inimitable style, allowing him to sound equally at home on Tresor as he is Planet Mu. Also the head of his own label, Scandinavia Records, he continues to display an insatiable urge for creativity as he approaches two decades in the game.
On Hyp 182 we are treated to old, new and unreleased Landstrumm material, tracks from side projects, cuts from peers and heroes, whilst he jumps on his Elektron at several intervals for some solder-hot improvised hardware madness. Nothing but the good stuff for people who like their dance music dark, depraved and dripping with sweat.