Just got sent the linky to the video from the first single off of Hyper’s forthcoming album The Panic on Distinctive Records. There are remixes floating around, most notably from Beatman & Ludmilla, so we’ll try to get one of those for you in the next few weeks. Video and press release follow…
Guy Hatfield aka Hyper is set to release his eagerly anticipated third studio
album ‘The Panic’ on April 4th 2011, on his own imprint, Distinctive.
As a hugely talented producer, remixer, DJ, label boss and composer Hyper
has excelled building a loyal and global fan base as well as commanding huge
respect from his peers. Having shot into the consciousness of almost every dance
head and aficionado ten years ago with the eponymous Y3K compilation series, he
has since released two critically acclaimed albums, remixed everyone from Foals to
Futureheads, Pink to Paul Van Dyke and released some of the biggest compilation
series’ over the last decade.
After taking a break to work on film/TV syncs and music scores, where Guy’s
tracks have featured in major films and TV series including CSI, Ugly Betty
and Borat to name a few, he is ready for the next stage of the HYPER narrative
to unfold. The live band features the stunning vocals of front woman Axe
together with Jim Davies (guitar+ vox)and Hyper (keys, decks, vocals) who are
preparing to hit the road with all the force of a sonic juggernaut as they put the final
touches to their brand new live show. Having already wowed nearly
every major festival across the world including Glastonbury, Roskilde
and Fuji Rock to name but a few ‘The Panic’ is set to spread far and wide!
From the opening track and first official single ‘The End’ with its soaring synths,
beautifully tense guitar lines and huge power downs (tipping its cap to NIN)
to the trip-hop night cityscape vibe of ‘Tear The Silence’ through to the Primal Scream
meets Pendulum treatment in ‘Accelerate’ and the explosive power pop of ‘Machine’; there
is a distinct feeling of contrast and opposing forces as you journey
through Hyper’s vivid and colourful world. This feeling is emphasized in
the album cover brilliantly designed by DC Comic’s ‘Christian Ward’, which highlights
the split personalitythat comes across when you hear the album.
The Panic’s huge production smashes against its lyrical melodies….in a good way!
With guest vocal appearances from top UK rapper ‘Genesis Elijah’ and
esteemed Dubstep MC/host ‘Dread MC‘ (works with Skream/Redlight/Zinc
and makes his first appearance on record) on the genre busting track
‘My World’ and John E Vistic’s vocoder ambiance on the apocalyptic finish to
the album on ‘I See Fire’; this album is nothing if not a
breath of fresh air. However, it’s not just the sonic sculpture and raw
energy that defines this album; it’s the intricate dynamics and song writing
prowess that re-defines Hyper as an artist and takes us all with him to the
next level. With the exclusive artwork from Christian Ward also available on
canvas, ‘The Panic’ is set for release on 04/04/11 on Kilowatt
Dubstep remix of “The End” – Beatman & Ludmilla