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✨Hodge's debut album, Shadows in Blue announced! Josey Rebelle on the cover of DJ Mag!✨
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Hodge announces debut album, Shadows in Blue, on Houndstooth 

A key figure in UK dance music, Hodge follows releases on labels such as Livity Sound, Berceuse Heroique and Peach Discs with his debut LP, ‘Shadows In Blue’. On this occasion, Hodge arrives at another electronic music institution, Houndstooth, a connection made following Hodge’s contribution to the 2018 compilation, ‘IDDK’. As rich and textured as anything that has gone before it, he delivers a full-length that arrives following a period of writing inspired by an unusual mix of sources; a newfound love of plants and gardening, reading science fiction, old prog-rock album covers and going to raves.

Much of ‘Shadows in Blue’ is awash in an earthy psychedelia. Tracks such as ‘Canopy Shy’, and ‘The World Is New Again’ shimmer with the sounds of birdsong, natural percussion and visions of a future in which nature has taken back an artificial world.

On ‘Lanacut’, Hodge works with a space echo to dub a percussive groove, sitting on top of a weighty sub to create the headsiest moment on the album. Elsewhere, 'Sol' works with his partner Emilie’s voice to create a tense and lush soundscape, signifying some of his most mature and illuminating work to date.

Make no mistake, however, in anticipating that the album writing has in any way impacted his nous for a ruthless dance floor rhythm. ‘Lanes’ entrances dancers with rolling bliss, tightly wound around flawless drum programming and a span of esoteric sound, whereas ‘Cutie’ is Hodge reinterpreting the sheer impact of his earlier club singles with an ethereal and introspective edge. On the soaring, ‘Ghost of Akina’, he performs the inverse, unspooling frenetic breaks from a dreamlike stance.

Both personal and propulsive, ‘Shadows in Blue’ sees Hodge retain his instinctive grip on the dance floor while transitioning into bold new territories with true depth and invention.

Please get in touch for festival and club shows, and if you would like to hear the album, please let me know. 

♫ Mix for Mary Anne Hobbs BBC6 Music listen
♫ 'Ghost of Akina (Rainbow Edition)' from Shadows in Blue listen 
♫ Shadows in Blue pre-order
♫ Mother's Finest label compilation 
♫ Live from IICON Glastonbury listen

JOSEY REBELLE

Josey Rebelle, DJ Mag Cover, February 2020 

Josey Rebelle is on the cover of DJ Mag this month!  

Yes, music is beautiful, it makes you happy — but it’s also a serious business, and you approach those decks with serious intentions to destroy the dancefloor. That’s where I’ve come from

You can read the incredible feature here and listen to her award winning BBCR1 Essential Mix Of The Year 2019 here

 
Thanks for reading! 

All the best,
Kim

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Kim Oakley
POLY. Artists

working with: A Made Up Sound · Bake · Beneath · FAUZIA · Hodge · Josey Rebelle · Kasra V · Peach · Peverelist · Shanti Celeste · Terekke 
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