Hodge wasted no time getting started. Bulldozing his way through last year with a series of releases on Hotline, Berceuse Heroique, Tempa, Livity Sound sub-label Dnuos Ytivil and more recently releasing a double-pack through Untold’s revered Hemlock imprint, the Bristol-based producer has made quite an entrance, identifying a singular sound through a series of stylistically diverse releases. Following on from the feel-good house project Outboxx, the Hodge moniker has provided an outlet to explore murky, low-end fuelled techno, echoing the percussive, bass-heavy hybrid of Livity Sound and frequent collaborator Peverelist. There’s a similar community spirit evident in his mix for us – focusing exclusively on unreleased and forthcoming material from likeminded producers such as Randomer, Logos, Gramrcy and Rhythmic Theory. Mining the fertile ground between steely, heads-down techno, the twisting rhythmic perversions of the UK’s hardcore lineage and more abstract electronics experiments, it’s a mix that harks back to the heady, dubplate-filled sets of dubstep’s recent past while remaining resolutely forward-facing. Heavy stuff.
Ossia – Blood + Ice (Version) (Forthcoming Blackest Ever Black)
B.Traits – Panacea (Unreleased)
Rhythmic Theory – Future Tense (Unreleased)
Hodge – Nursing A Grudge (Unreleased)
Alex Coulton – Concealed Weapon (Unreleased)
Gramrcy – 18 Drums (Forthcoming FTD)
Batu – Numen (Forthcoming Hotline)
Pev + Hodge – 21 Versions (Livity Sound)
Endian – Finish Me (Forthcoming SZE)
Webstarr – Midnight Walk (Unreleased)
Gramrcy – Bargain Jam (Hodge Remix) (Forthcoming Ancient Monarchy)
Randomer – Ju Ju (Forthcoming L.I.E.S.)
Logos – No Skyline (Forthcoming Different Circles)
Hodge plays the Crack Magazine Stage at Loves Saves The Day on Sunday 24 May. Head here for tickets and more info.