Artist: Fred Hush
Title: Hillbilly Boy EP
Remixer: Marco Bailey & Sigvard
Label: iVAV Recordings
Cat. #: iVAV055
Release Date: 29th April 2022
1. Hillbilly Boy
2. Hillbilly Boy (Marco Bailey & Sigvard Remix)
3. Kick It
iVAV Recordings welcome Fred Hush as he makes his label debut, backed by Marco Bailey and Sigvard on remix duties.
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 Baileyand 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.