Belgium’s producer Fred Hush lands in late April on Steve Lawler’s sister imprint to his fantastic VIVa MUSiC, iVAV Recordings, with a very powerful 4-track EP titled ‘Hillbilly Boy’, featuring remixes from Materia boss Marco Bailey and regular collaborator Sigvard. The EP showcases peak-time techno sounds with an incredible bass, euphoric leads and proper metallic tones. Very recommendable. Full details below.
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A longstanding name within Belgium’s house and techno landscape, Fred Hush continues to evolve as a DJ and producer at the heart of the country’s underground club scene. Harnessing his skills as a resident at King Kong Club, supporting artists such as Ellen Allien, FJAAK, Dave Clarke and Octave One, his forays into production have welcomed releases via Rush Hour through to Relief. Adding a new label to his catalogue for 2022, late April sees the Belgian head to iVAV Recordings as he readies his ‘Hillbilly Boy’ EP, with Materia boss Marco Bailey and regular collaborator Sigvard stepping up on remix duties.
Booming title cut ‘Hillbilly Boy’ welcomes a cavernous main-room opener as murky low-ends meet skittering hats and sweeping synths, while Marco Bailey and Sigvard’s take journeys further into the peak-time as they up the tempo and introduce a swathe of euphoric leads and hard-hitting drums. Next, ‘Kick It’ journeys into hazy territories as rattling metallic tones meet hypnotic looped vocals, before ‘Macdonalds’ draws on the minimal-leaning M-nus days as suspenseful synths and off-kilter vox samples march forth amongst the mix.
Fred Hush’ Hillbilly Boy’ EP drops via iVAV Recordings on 29th April 2022.
Artist: Fred Hush
Title: Hillbilly Boy EP (incl. Marco Bailey & Sigvard Remix)
Label: iVAV Recordings
Release date: 29th April 2022
Cat. No.: iVAV055
- Hillbilly Boy
- Hillbilly Boy (Marco Bailey & Sigvard Remix)
- Kick It