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Funkmode presents… Hint

by Ben Davis on 22 June, 2008 | 0 comments

Funkmode is back at the Old Swan on Friday 27th June with another spectacular special guest, Hint. Here’s the lowdown:

Hint’s musical career began back in 2002, with his first release, the 6-track “Beau Selecta” EP causing quite a stir, with radio support on BBC Radio One and XFM. Within a week of the promos being sent out, Hint was lucky enough to be invited to record a Peel Session at the BBC’s Maida Vale studios, which was broadcast in May 2002 – an honour that would feature at the very top of any musician’s proudest moments.

A few months later he was quick to secure his first live performance, which took place that summer on The Big Chill’s Sanctuary Stage.

The success snowball continued to roll – that first Big Chill appearance lead to yet another invite to Maida Vale, this time to record a session for Radio One’s One World Show (broadcast March 2003) and signing to reknowned record label Ninja Tune to release his critically acclaimed album ‘Portakabin Fever’ and a string of singles and remixes.

A European Tour with Hexstatic and Pest followed, as well as a return to The Big Chill that summer. This time artist Will Barras was in tow, providing live visuals with paint and canvas and Hint was joined by Bonobo on bass and Minotaur Shock on drums.

Since 2006, Hint has performed DJ tours in Japan and Russia, had a monthly DJ slot on Groovetech internet radio and a residency at Bristol’s respected Seen club night, where he supported the likes of Carl Craig, Bugz in the Attic and Jazzanova.

November 2007 saw the release of Hint’s second EP on Tru Thoughts, ‘At the Dance’ which has gained praise from French DJ Legend Laurent Garnier aswell as a host others. This foot stomping 12” shows a mix of dub-step, hip hop and big bass lines whilst retaining his classic down tempo style. This strong, hard hitting EP will definitely be rocking dance floors worldwide, keeping the clubbers happy until the release of his new album on Tru Thoughts in July 2008.

Hint’s style explores the eclectic musical styles which have inspired and excited him over the years – from hip hop to electronica, fiery soul to straight up dancefloor bombs – whilst pushing boundaries for a new, unique sound.

A comic strip loosely based on Hints’ lifestyle has also been serialised in Japanese magazine, Plus 81 !

Expect Hint’s ever evolving style to keep you guessing and wanting more!

Quotes:

Filled to the brim with genius, forward thinking awkward dance music.”
- Mr. Scruff

“Your Tremmuh tune is LARGE! Mashed up Sao Paolo last week then Rio too… And absolutely tore the room in half when I played it at Co-Op Easter Spesh a few weeks back. Instant rewind. Big!”
- Benji B (1xtra)

“…pushing the boundaries once again…Hint is one of the most creative and perhaps unsung producers around. Check this boy out!” – Straight No Chaser (magazine)

At The Dance is a corker!”
- DJ Andy Smith (Portishead / Dynamo Productions)

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