Hyp 151: Kodiak

Hyp 151: Kodiak

Listening to London duo Kodiak’s recent ‘Dragon Drop’ EP for Hot Haus Recs, one can hear the prevailing Dance music trends of the last few years distilled across one feverishly energetic release. Comparisons can be drawn to Machinedrum, Night Slugs and Numbers ( on which Kodiak dropped their debut last year ), although ultimately the pair display a blend of Garage, House, Bass, Footwork and RnB that is distinctly their own.

The combo of Mark Jonathan Rutherford and Jamie Kingett have kept a relatively low profile thus far, with Rutherford’s membership of mid noughties techno duo  Repeat Repeat one of the few bits of concrete information on Kodiak. Giving them a chance to let their music do the talking, we roped them in to deliver this week’s Hyp Mix. Dropping an hour of music that reflects their hyperactive approach to genre blending, they found room for some of their own material alonside Dance Mania’s DJ Deeon, French upstart Bambounou and Britains own Randomer to name but a few…

Stream below, or click on the player for the download.

1. Arca – Harness
2. Myrrys – Southside Horror
3. Marcus Mixx – The Spell [Ron Hardy Mix] 4. Beautiful Swimmers – New Balance
5. Inertia – Anxiety
6. Shawn Kemp – Clueless 2 ft. Ilwad Awale
7. Bambounou – Splaz
8. Capracara – Centurion
9. Johnick – Magic [Armand Van Helden Mix] 10. Soundhack – Vintage
11. Spatial – Right Now
12. Newbody – Turn Me On
13. DJ Deeon – 2 B Free
14. Kodiak – Egyptian Kings
15. Sinden – Almost Gone
16. Kodiak – Dragon Drop [Eliphino Remix] 17. Murlo – Irises
18. Fiedel – Trinidad
19. Randomer – Bring
20. Jess & Crabbe – The Big Booya [Kodiak Remix] 21. Shawn Kemp – Go Away
22. Ed Chamberlain – Landmine

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