Hyp 169: Akito

Hyp 169: Akito

This week’s Hyp mix comes courtesy of up and coming UK producer Akito Hearnshaw (who uses his first name as his production alias). First achieving recognition last year thanks to his inspired mash up of Jeremiah’s ‘Fuck You All The Time’ with Wiley’s ‘Ice Rink’, Akito kept our attention thanks to a well received split EP with Visionist out on Sub Skank this year. The new year has already delivered his own four tracker on Sub Skank, with the ‘Metamessage’ EP finding him blending elements of Grime with traces of Techno, House and Bass for a distinct sound that’s impossibly current.

Now given an hour to work his magic on Hyp 169, Hearnshaw doesn’t disappoint. Fellow relative newcomers such as Grovestreet, Moleskin and Gage find their explorations in genre blurring featuring alongside cuts from the man himself on a hyperactive mix rich in relentless technicolour fun.

Artwork: Elyn Kazarian 

Stream and download below

01. Neana – Dizzee edit two by Neana on the trak
02. Moleskin – Witch of the West
03. Krizzli – Train
04. CDNephew – Das Boat
05. Grovestreet – If U Wanna Try
06. Akito – Aqua Tryst
07. Fraxinus – All Ends
08. Moleskin – Slippin’
09. Dragged & Dropped – Edit097
10. DJ Eastwood – U Aint Ready
11. Miss Modular – Reflector Pack [8 Bar] 12. Akito – Metamessage [Rushmore RZ1 warehouse mix] 13. Neana x Rabit – iPhone Smash
14. Mike Midnight – Gabryelle [Eski 8 bar edit] 15. Sentiment – Change You
16. Pipi – Jam Track
17. Gage – Mnga
18. Fraxinus – Tomb Boss
19. Rushmore – Prada
20. Timbah – Flow Poke (Murlo remix)
21. Piri Piri – Quest (Yung Neana Remix)
22. Krystal Klear – Tun Valve

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