Mix of the Week – Hypercolour with Ste Roberts and Roberto

This weeks mix is taken from the Hypercolour radio show on Rinse FM. The show is presented by Ste Roberts and includes an incredible guest mix from Fossil Archive’s head honcho, Roberto.

Hypercolour was set up in 2006 by (at the time) DJ/Promoters Alex Jones and Jamie “Cedric Maison” Russell and has subsequently released tracks and remixes from the likes of Luke Vibert, Groove Armada, Eats Everything, Laurent Garnier, Seth Troxler, Tom Demac and many more to the delight of fans of underground house and techno the world over.

Both passionate DJs, Russell and Jones felt the need to create a home for much of the unheard music pushed in their direction by friends, colleagues and acquaintances met through their gruelling schedule of promoting nights, DJing and exploring the benefits of cock-nose comedy glasses and inebriated Sunday mornings. Despite Jones and Russell’s ability to avoid taking life seriously, Hypercolour quickly became a serious imprint picking up high profile fans and has become one of the most refreshing, interesting and dependable outlets for skewed, slightly left-of-centre electronic music.

With a small but dedicated roster of talented artists including Jones himself, the labels biggest selling point has been the avoidance of trends and themes, resulting in true freedom for the artists and something continually different for record buyers, DJs and clubbers. This near belligerent attitude about providing something different is more than apparent in the two A&Rs DJ sets and the frequent Hypercolour nights around its Bristol to London base, too.

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Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about many genres of music from Breakbeat and Drum & Bass to Techno and Electronica. A man that lives in a world of bass and beats, Ian is an obsessive collector of music and a true geek at heart, with many years spent in application design.