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Hyp 251: The Kelly Twins

Hyp 251: The Kelly Twins

Sean and Dan Kelly have played a significant role in Bristol’s vital underground scene for over a decade. Building a reputation for some of the most versatile DJ sets in the UK as The Kelly Twins, they also ran Bristol club night UFO and were residents at the infamous So Bones party, as well as members of fellow Bristol institutions Crazylegs and Idle Hands (check our in-depth interview earlier this year with Idle Hands family member Ossia).

Establishing Happy Skull in 2013, an imprint that takes cues from their multiple inspirations, including Boogie, Disco, Italo, Chicago House and Detroit Techno, they kicked-started their release schedule with Kowton and Hyetal’s excellent 12″ as Systems of Desire. Since then, they’ve gone on to release records from artists as varied as Throwing Shade, Rhythmic Theory and Marco Bernardi. Their latest record (and one of our favourites to date) is a remix package of HAPSKL 006, Creta Kano‘s emotive EP of Motor City Funk released earlier this year, featuring quite ridiculous versions from Lurka, Bruce and O$VMV$M – pre-order on Juno.

The Twins offer up a stellar mix for us on Hyp 251, one of the most fluid and effortless sounding we’ve heard in a long time, with a number of Happy Skull artists making an appearance. As Sean tells us over email: “This is definitely not a studio mix, we just got together smoked a big bag of dro, drank some cans and jammed it out. Lots of old gear and some upfront business. We are pretty happy with the results, probably our most varied mix of the year.”

Hyp 251: The Kelly Twins by Hyponik on Mixcloud

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  1. K.LEIMER – ‘MALAISE’
  2. RHYTHMIC THEORY – ‘MACHINE STATE’
  3. CONVEXTION – ‘IRMA’
  4. PROJEKTNAME UNBEKANNT – ‘DRESDEN’
  5. MICROLITH – ‘JU WORLD’
  6. UNTITLED – UNTITLED
  7. MARCO BERNARDI – ‘TOKYO SUNRISE’
  8. OPTIC NERVE – ‘ANOMALY’
  9. THE SABRES OF PARADISE – ‘COMMON PRAYER’
  10. SPECTRUM – ‘BRASIL’
  11. DJ OVERDOSE – ‘KLEUN DE MEGAMIX’
  12. RELOAD – ‘NS..881A..T’
  13. DJ SKULL – ‘FLICKER’
  14. MONO JUNK – ‘KIME’
  15. ASUSU – ‘TREPHINE’
  16. UNTITLED – UNTITLED
  17. DEZ WILLIAMS – ‘HAND ON MOUTH’
  18. UMWELT – ‘OMBRE SONORE’