After a two year hiatus, Bristol-based Hugh Hardie returns with 13-stunning tracks on his second studio album, ‘Shadows & Silhouettes’. After the success of the ‘Colourspace’ LP, he’s continued to develop his drum & bass style, producing a plethora of beautiful summer liquid, slick drumfunk and smooth down-tempo beats. He’s teamed up with the high-rising talents Pola & Bryson, Silence Groove and Unglued, as well as singer-songwriters Emer Dineen, Cimone, Robert Manos and Charlie Brix.
Kicking things off is a glistening dose of summer soul, ‘Raindrops’ featuring London-based singer/songwriter Cimone. Calling back to the Hospital loungecore sound, this stunning liquid roller brings untold levels of elegancy with soothing piano and that feel-good flavour Hugh Hardie is loved for.
Another shade of Hugh Hardie’s latest musical design is ‘Resistance’. An unlikely pairing with Hospital’s young wildcard Unglued but this drum-heavy dancefloor monster has all the stand-out trimmings of a jungle banger with skittering synths and warped vocal cuts.
Back down the path of soul-filled drum & bass is ‘Endless’ featuring Emer Dineen, a voice recognised for her many features on London Elektricity’s own productions. Plus there’s ‘Negomi’, with its funky bassline riff and east-asian inspired string work.
In addition to an impressive array of solo D+B productions, ‘Shadows & Silhouettes’ also sees a special feature from Shogun Audio’s Pola & Bryson on ‘Siren’. Together they’ve created a real stand out moment of the album with this captivating garage / breaks 130BPM road trip.
Out now across digital and streaming platforms, CD, and 2×12” transparent hot-fuschia and ocean-blue coloured vinyl, with artwork design from fellow Cambridge turned Bristol-based artist, Mr Penfold.
OUT 28TH JUNE 2019
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Winslow x PRSPKTV - Slapbox Funk
Degs - Can We Talk? (feat. Nu:Tone & Duskee)
King Moot - The Pleasure Protocol
Edlan - Painted Smiles
Slay - Vibing On My Own (feat. Sl8r)
Dustkey - Keeping Yourself Warm (VIP)
Wilkinson - Used To This (Logistics Remix)
DLR & Break - Absolutely True
S.P.Y - Shelter
Unglued - No Escape
BCee & S.P.Y - Is Anybody Out There (S.P.Y VIP)
De:tune - Estate
Lens - Gun Point
Chase & Status - Take Me Away
Artificial Intelligence - Desperado
Kings Of The Rollers - Style & Pattern (feat. Yung Saber)
DJ Hybrid - Don’t Touch That Dial
Lens - Marufo
The Sauce - Ill Vibe
Pola & Bryson - Alkaline
YAANO - Christian Dubstep
Lens - Feels Like
Xeonz - Indigo
Fred V & Millbrook - Poison
Teej - Construct (feat. Fokus)
Total Science - Squash (Break Remix)
GLXY - Butterfly Effect (feat. Hugh Hardie & Visionobi) (Nu:Tone Remix)
En:vy - Brie
Sigma x Kovic - Strong
In:Most - Do You
DRS, Tyler Daley & Dogger - Summer
Etherwood - American Fruity
Disrupta, Waeys & Slay - Lost Souls
dBridge & Jubei - Show Me
Bladerunner - Take Me Away
Particle & Klinical - Cult Process
Original Sin & Trigg - Chronic
Hologram - Beyond Science
Degs - Still Messed Up
Vektah - Request (Whiney Remix)
PA - Tripped Up
Noisia - Shellschock (feat. Foreign Beggars) (Synergy Remix)
Kasra - Black Lemonade
Sustance & T-Man - Snakes & Villains
Electron-C - Dia Ao Sol
Fred V - Really Happy Aliens
ThugWidow - The Collapser
Cyber Posix x Degs - Sun Kissed (Kissed Again Sprayout)