Hyp 289: Little Cub

Hyp 289: Little Cub

The south London band drops off a sumptuous, house-heavy mix ahead of their Domino debut.

Now Peckham-based, Little Cub were born out of Dominic Gore and Duncan Tootill’s mutual love of early Aphex Twin and New Order when the two were still living in Dorking, Surrey. Ady Acolatse later joined after meeting Gore at London’s fabric one night, and regular songwriting sessions as a trio would ensue with a cohesion strengthened by their shared jazz backgrounds. What emerged was a sound that mixed vivid electronic production with introspective lyricism – combining British pop with house, techno, and ambience in the process. Now the trio is readying their excellent self-produced debut LP, Still Life, which arrives on Domino, April 28.

Ahead of the album’s release, Little Cub’s Duncan Tootill has put together a selection of sun-kissed floor fillers on Hyp mix 289. More geared for the club than the album itself, the mix offers a window into some of the influences on the band – a selection of tracks from the likes of Leon Vynehall, Ninja Tune duo Letherette, Pépé Bradock, and a brilliant remix from Four Tet of Todd Terje’s ‘Jungelknugen’. A perfect blend for the warmer months ahead.

Still Life is out April 28 on Domino. Pre-order it hereLittle Cub play The Lexington in London, May 9. Tickets available here.

Featured image: Holly Whitaker


Anton Zap – Captain Storm
Percussions – KHLHI
Cos Ber Zam – Ne Noya (Daphni Mix)
TODD TERJE – Jungelknugen (Four Tet remix)
Tirzah – Make It Up (Club Edit)
Little Cub – Breathing Space (Big Money Mix)
Kornél Kovács – Szikra
Leon Vynehall – Wahness
Simian Mobile Disco & Bicep – Sacrifice
Pépé Bradock – Vermeille
Mathew Herbert – People That Make The Music
Groves – Do You Feel (Little Cub Remix)
Letherette – Without You

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