Since they first sent me their promo package in summer 2010, Brighton-based label Hit and Hope went straight in one direction and that’s upwards. They can pride themselves with a strong roster, great artwork and a golden hand for remixers.
Their latest 12-inch by Pixelord is no exception and it’s probably the label’s most well received release to date. In a perfect world I wouldn’t have to tell you any of these, because you picked up a copy long ago. Well, things aren’t always that perfect so here’s another free tune to get the word out.
I was a bit undecided between featuring this or the KRSUR Remix, but in the end my love for 8-bit sounds took over. And that is why I have to sneak in Naive Machine’s Castlevania 3 remix in to this post as well.
As for Robot Ramification, get the digital release from Bleep or Boomkat. The 12-inch is also still available and it comes with an exclusive Om Unit Remix!
Started as a group on last.fm in 2009, Mad-Hop has finished their first release. Simply titled “Mad-Hop Vol. 1”, the compilation features music from some familiar names such as Hit and Hope’s Naive Machine, Svetlana Industries’ Filtercutter, Robox Neotech founder Doshy or Bitesize Beats.01. Jimbo Matsumoto – Tight Production
02. B$Q – Anyone else disturbed
03. Kixnare – Dreamin’
04. Doshy – 3ws
05. Appleyard – Combinator
06. Bitesize Beats – Moonboots
07. Naive Machine – Juump
08. Homeless Inc. – How Human Are You
09. Mählib – Walla
10. Burguez – Homework 3D
11. Mad Steve – Dvolp
12. Filtercutter – Eastern Sham
13. Polyklinik – Rollover
14. Some1Else – Social combing r2
15. GETEYE – (EYE)HerLevel
16. Teielte – Joymos
17. Dnte – Video game
18. B$Q – Prisoner of debt
19. BeFP – After Life (ressurection)
20. Depakote – Mr.Holtzman
21. Minoo – Just close
All 21 tracks are available in various digital formats and for a price of your liking. Head over to Bandcamp to listen and download your copy!
The other day, I received a beautifully packaged press kit from Brighton’s new Hit and Hope label. Once I removed the shiny silver wrap, it revealed several postcard designs, a poster and a CD sampler. Click below to see it yourself!
On the sampler are six tracks from forthcoming releases by Naive Machine and Klic, ranging from bleepy 8-bit beats to deep moody dubstep – just the sound we love and promote on this site.
Naive Machine – Cement Mix (clip):
Klic – Forward (clip):
Expect Naive Machine’s single “Cement Mix” out next week on July 19th, later in August Klic should follow. If you’re in or around London, you can catch Naive Machine performing live on July 30th at Corsica Studios.