Back to the guest mixes this week and this week is the mighty Hedlfux! I’ve been a fan of Hedlfux’s sound since Music is My Weapon hit on Sinister a couple of years back, he’s got such a unique sound and his attention to detail in his tunes is amazing. Even better news is that he’s touring Oz in late January next year, so if you’re liking the sounds of Hedflux make sure you’re tuning in later today and if you’re here in Oz – tour dates will be confirmed soon
Since exploding onto the scene with his seminal début track “Music is My Weapon”, Steve Young aka Hedflux has firmly established a fresh and distinctive flavour of psychedelic tech-funk. Crafting together elements from breaks, techno, and psytrance, the result is a genre-bending fusion of deep driving bass grooves, twisted glitchy noodles and resonant synth sorcery.
Following the success of his early releases on Sinister and Breakin’ Even Records, Steve joined Broken Robot Records in early 2009 and enjoyed a year of increasingly high profile gigs at festivals such as Glade, Waveform, NewFoundLand and iBreaks, as well as headlining at numerous club nights across the UK and Europe. Carving out a unique sound between the psychedelic trance and breakbeat genres, Hedflux has lined up along side some of the artists that have inspired him the most; artists such as Shpongle, Elite Force, Eat Static, Far Too Loud and Headroom.
Taking an increasingly refined and disciplined approach to his productions and DJ sets, the rewards continue to manifest in abundance. In the first quarter of 2010 Hedflux has graced the decks of London’s premier super-club Matter, and delivered a blistering remix for the mighty Lot49 Records. Recent performances in Saint Petersburg, Prague, Zagreb and Amsterdam, have established and strengthened the demand for this exciting new sound across the globe.
April 2010 saw the release of “Mindcell” which shot straight to the number 1 spot on the Beatport breaks chart then slowly but surely climbed up the global top 100 – a very rare occurrence for a breaks track. The track stayed at #1 for three weeks, and remained in the top 5 for three months. This, combined with the huge amount of buzz in radio, magazines and the blogosphere, further established Hedflux as a serious player in the electronic dance music scene.
Now working professionally as a music producer, deejay and sound designer, Steve’s dedication to quality music and performance is stronger than ever. In the second half of 2010, expect to hear a string of releases on Broken Robot, Lot49 and U&A recordings, with much more in the pipeline for 2011.
Cheers to Hedflux for the massive mix, that went down very well! Lots of new stuff from me, it wasn’t my tightest show ever, but hopefully the tunes make up for it 😉 Don’t forget you can catch Hedflux live in Oz late January.
01. Ilya Mosolov – Connections RUNE Records]
02. Mesmer – Stereo Rainbow (Aeron Aether Remix) [Scarcity Records]
03. Beber & Tamra – You Wonder (Starecase Dub Mix) [Mob Records]
04. Leuce Rhythms – Brutally Honest (Line Of Sight Remix) [Dusted Breaks]
05. Curl & Dean – Bantha (Beta Remix) [Scarcity Records]
06. Vandal – The Great Escape [LOT49]
07. Aggresivnes – Essence (Llupa´s Passive Remix) [Electroshok]
08. Sawtooth – Dance With Me [Dead Famous]
09. Macho – Red Key (Andy Faze Remix) [Breaks.sk Records]
10. Beatman, and Ludmilla – Leeroy Jenkins (Triple Agent Remix) [Ayra Recordings]
Guest Mix – Hedflux
01. Orzels Machine – Spaced [Trick Music]
02. Hedflux – Mindcell [Broken Robot]
03. RMS & Peak – Ten Dimensions [Broken Robot]
04. OOOD – Oddball (Hedflux Remix) [Broken Robot]
05. Hedflux – Rhythm Prism [Broken Robot]
06. Subliminal System – Into the Burgh (Monk3y Logic remix) [CDR]
07. Hedflux – Revolve [Broken Robot]
08. Lee Coombs – Light and Dark (Neurodriver remix) [Lot49]
09. Meat Katie & Dylan Rhymes – Rollplayer (Hedflux Remix) [Lot49]
10. Dual Boot – Trigger (Triple Agent remix) [Ridiculoud]
11. Hedflux – White Nights [Broken Robot]