The Adventures of the Android Kid - Part 1

by Hyper

Power of One 02:43
Gravity 03:23


Hyper’s 7th studio album is incoming and has all of the depth and diversity you might expect from an Electronic music producer who’s never been afraid to swim against the tide. Having initially shot to prominence when the Breakbeat scene was at the cutting edge, Hatfield has performed at the biggest clubs and festivals the world over (Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, Roskilde, Sziget and Exit to name just a few) as either a DJ or as part of his live act.

Having taken a short break to concentrate on other projects, Hatfield threw his hat back into the ring late last year when called upon by Sony’s Bullet Height to remix their ‘Hold Together’ single. This industrial electronic juggernaut was received very well critically and led to radio support from XFM and saw him upping the tempo for the subsequent remix of Losers’ ‘This Is A War’. Although this remix was crafted for the dancefloor with old school breaks and a heavy rave dynamic, the epic vocal, piano and strings saw the radio love spread even further.

Cut to now and the playfully titled ‘The Adventures Of The Android Kid’ is about to add a huge splash of colour to the Hyper catalogue. Club bangers happily nestle alongside Grunge Techno (fans of ‘Spoiler’ and ‘Clockwork’ will not be dissapointed) and edgy pop for the discerning ear; whilst Hypers trademark punchy, edit heavy sound can still be found in tracks such as ‘Power Of One’ and ‘Its A Trap’. Strings also become an integral part of the sound for the first time since ‘Symphony..’ and show once again why pigeonholing this artist is something you do at your own peril.

As usual the album takes in a few collaborations along the way. Hyper teams up with Davip (Noisia’s Vision label) for album opener ‘Android Kid’, an explosive, genre jumping, monster of a track brimming with punk attitude which is already being lauded by Ram Records’ Hamilton and The Glitch Mob.
. Also, following on from the success of the Bullet Height remix and a mutual respect for one anothers work the two artists joined forces for ‘We Are The Revolution’. A quiet/loud affair of epic proportions (inspired in part by Hatfields time spent in Seattle over the past year), ‘WATR’ bridges the rock/Electronica gap effortlessly and blurs boundaries with haunting piano melodies, ethereal vocals and distopian overtones.

The album also features the by-now-obligatory killer club collaboration with Ayra label bosses Beatman & Ludmilla in the form of ‘Hold The Line’, a featured vocal on Hypers poppiest track to date ('Games’) from I am X’s Sammi Doll and the soon-to-be-famous Robert Shields weighs in for good measure on ‘Playing With Fire'. ‘Adventures..’ even boasts a beautiful yet dark acoustic guitar based ballad ‘Bleed' (which was actually recorded in Hatfields spare room). Strings, sound design and respectful splashes of analogue synths have been added to this spectacle co written with long time Hyper collaborator Neil Ormandy (co-writer of the massive James Arthur UK No.1 hit single, ’Say You Won’t Let Go’..).

Broken up into 2 parts both to arrive in 2017, Hypers most accomplished album to date will be turning a few heads, thats for sure…


released October 10, 2017


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