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
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