Best of 2016
The end of the year brought us some amazing news. The Linkwood remix of Matthew Herbert made it to #31 in Resident Advisor's Top 50 Tracks Of 2016!
And Hiver ended up at #3 in the Beatport 2016 Techno staff picks with 'Phonotis'.
Thanks for all the love and be sure to expect plenty of good music from us in 2017. Happy new year!!
If you want to listen again to our ten 2016 releases, there's this Spotify playlist you'll like.
CURLE 058 BY HIVER IS OUT NOW
11th November sees dynamic duo Hiver return to cherished Belgium imprint, Curle Recordings, with their latest EP, entitled ‘Soundescence’.
This excellent four-track offering is the Italian pairing’s third EP on Curle, following on from ‘Blue Aconite’ in 2013 and ‘Same Mistake Twice’ last year, which garnered them support from techno heavyweights such as Sven Väth, Laurent Garnier and Efdemin.
Curle, who recently celebrated their 10th anniversary, have fast become one of the most exciting and respected underground labels in the game. Past releases by the likes of Hiver, as well as prolific DJ/producer, Matthew Herbert, whose timeless track ‘See You On Monday’ was recently reissued by them, has contributed towards this success.
Kicking off the release is the title-named track, ‘Soundescence’, displaying the melodic, psychedelic sound Hiver has been praised for previously. Delicate synth patterns perfectly bled with the understated drums and percussive elements. This ethereal approach to Techno continues on the following deep-groover, ‘One More Snooze’.
The B-side opener, ‘Phonotis’, immediately breaks the silence with a steady 4/4 rhythm, seeing a squelchy synth bassline, warm pads and floating atmospheric textures scattered throughout the six-minute number.
Closing the EP is ‘Floor Diving’, which once again showcase Hiver’s sleek and seductive style of dance music that is made for the dark, underground clubs of Europe and beyond.
The following people have already showed us their support: Data Transmission, XLR8R, Ben UFO, Scuba, Josh Wink, Marcel Fengler, DJ Deep, Âme, Petar Dundov, Watch The Hype…
You can read what everyone said here.
10 years Curle
Last September, it was ten years ago that the first Curle got released. Fuzz magazine did an interview with founder and A&R Fader, who also recorded a special mixtape for the occasion.
Proud to be nominated again for a Red Bull Elektropedia award - fingers crossed!
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