Release Date: 5th March 2021
It’s nearly been a year since Hooversound launched, and over the course of 2020, SHERELLE and NAINA delivered four hard hitting releases spanning across all different types of dance music. From hearing Hyroglifics and Sinistarr’s BS6 getting wheeled in the rave at the end of 2019, we knew the label had been sitting on a collection of gems from the UK and beyond.
Fast forward nearly 12 months, the label have proved they’re a force to be reckoned with. Having worked with the likes of Mani Festo, Deft and Om Unit, they also shined a well deserved spotlight on emerging names like HØST and Private Caller.
As we step into 2021, the Hoover duo are determined to keep the excitement up by kicking off the year with one of their favourite, most influential producers.
The first release of the year combines an iconic name in dance music, a man who needs no introduction; Paul Woolford, aka Special Request with a producer who has been turning heads within the modern jungle scene…Tim Reaper.
Back in 2019, Special Request dropped his fourth and final album of the year, ‘Zero Fucks’. 10 original tracks bursting with energy, made especially for the dance. The body of work concentrates “purely on the heavyweight original hardcore ethos of taking whatever you want from anywhere”. In true Special Request style, it followed the release of three previous albums in the same year; ‘VORTEX’, ‘Bedroom Tapes’ and ‘Offworld’.
HOO05 sees four tracks taken from ‘Zero Fucks’ being remixed into a new body of work, exclusively by Tim Reaper. Reaper has spent the last ten years or so representing the jungle scene with releases on 7th Storey, Parallax Recordings and most recently with Lobster Theremin.
He’s also been busy launching his new label ‘Future Retro’, named perfectly given his ability to produce new music that pays homage to its roots without simply re-creating it.
That's exactly what is laced throughout ‘Hooversound Presents: Special Request x Tim Reaper’, Tim perfectly executes four remixes which sound nostalgic yet forward thinking- a skill to be very excited about, making him one of the most talked about producers on the scene.
a1. Special Request - Elysian Fields (Tim Reaper Remix)
a2. Special Request - Pull Up (Tim Reaper Remix)
b1. Special Request - Quiet Storm (Tim Reaper Remix)
b2. Special Request - Straight Off The Block (Tim Reaper Remix)
Available: 19th February 2021
Hooversound have steadily been growing since they dropped their debut release from Hyroglifics and Sinistarr back in March. SHERELLE and NAINA haven’t let 2020 interfere with their plans to continue to share gems the label have been sitting on for a while. Since then, the Hoover duo have followed up in June to deliver a powerful EP from Deft, alongside releasing an experimental dubstep record from emerging producer HØST back at the end of August, which included a rowdy re-work from Om Unit. Next up on unstoppable Hooversound, the ladies have combined two of their favourite artists on a split EP, bringing together two individual tracks from Private Caller and Mani Festo for the first time on one four track project, on “Hooversound Presents”.
Hailing from the Midlands, Nottingham based DJ and producer Private Caller has turned a lot of heads recently. He takes his inspiration from Jungle, Grime, Hardcore and heavy Techno. Known for the way he uses old Jungle Breaks and 90’s Rave music, Private Caller brings a new and refreshing take on underground Dance, which has led him to work with Tumble Audio, One Puf and Hardcore Energy to name a few. Enter Mani Festo, a producer and DJ based in London, with roots deep in Hardcore and Jungle and has had ongoing support and plays from several established radio DJs here in the UK. Mani Festo is known for his heavyweight breakbeat sound and his collective/ label (alongside Denham Audio, Borai, LMajor) ‘Club Glow’, who have been making a lot of noise this year with their resurgence of rave and breakbeat crossovers alongside captivating visuals. The
roducer hasn’t gone unnoticed having released on iconic labels such as Rupture, E-Beamz, Warehouse Rave and Swamp 81.
What makes HOO04 so unique, is the combination of both these artists on one project. Both Mani Festo and Private Caller deliver their signature styles on their individual tracks, making the entire project an explosive yet nostalgic blend of breaks and rave. Each track is a standalone anthem, but together, the four tracks combined are a nostalgic acid trip, that belongs in any club or radio set. Having already had support from LCY, NAINA, and Nastia, it also gained a lot of attention in SHERELLES recent Dekmantel mix.
a1. Private Caller - You
a2. Private Caller - Inside
b1. Mani Festo - Dangerous Species
b2. Mani Festo - Titan
Available: 5th March 2021
The first imprint on SHERELLE and NAINA’s label Hooversound brings together Surrey based DJ /producer Hyroglifics and Detroit DJ/ producer Sinistarr for an exciting dancefloor-ready EP.
‘BS6’ sees two of the most consistent and exciting names in the underground electronic music scene joining forces on Hooversound’s highly anticipated debut release.
Having both released on iconic labels in the past (Sinistarr with Exit Records, Hospital, Metalheadz whilst Hyroglifics with Critical, Astrophonica, 1985 Music - to name a few), the two producers shine in this new collaborative EP which merges together elements of footwork, jungle and techno.
The EP has two collaborative tracks that stand by two solo tracks from each producer. Electronic pioneer and legend Scratcha DVA brings his GQOM and moody percussion on the official remix.
a2. BS6 (Scratcha DVA Remix)
b1. Turbo Island
Available: 5th March 2021
Founded by SHERELLE and NAINA, the highly anticipated label Hooversound has been making a lot of noise this year. Following on from their debut release from Hyroglifics and Sinistarr, they followed up in June with an another explosive EP from London’s Deft. They’re back to mark the third release on the imprint, this time with UK producer HØST delivering two moody bass driven tracks, with an official remix from Bristol legend, Om Unit.
HØST has experimented across a wide variety of genres, all laced with his uniquely dark sound. The two tracks on the EP are no doubtably the slowest BPM we’ve seen Hooversound explore, both spanning from 135-145, which shows the versatility and depth of the label whilst reflecting the broad sounds within the exciting UK bass scene.
Whilst HØST delivers the deep technical production, Hooversound brings in one of the most influential artists in electronic music, Om Unit, on the official remix of ‘Survive’. Om Unit brings the tempo up with his signature sound, flipping ‘Survive’ into a fierce 80bpm record, giving the EP an extra dose of energy.
HØST began experimenting with production around the age of 13. He went on to learn piano, trumpet and guitar which sparked his passion for electronic music production which leads to his sound today. Having had releases across Noisia’s imprints, Saturate Records and Aufect Recordings, HØST is a producer that experiments with twisted bass and melodic melancholy pads which is perfectly executed in HOO03.
b1. SURVIVE (Om Unit Remix)