After the success of his chart topping ‘Puff Puff Pass’ EP on Serial KillazDJ Hybrid goes back to where it all started, his first label Audio Addict Records was founded in 2010 and since then it has become renowned for discovering new artists within the scene. Over the years we have seen names like Benny L, Bou, Kumarachi, Nectax, Sl8r, Octo Pi, Leaf and Rollz all pass through as well as legends such as Ray Keith, DJ Vapour and Callide on remix duties.
The latest EP from Hybrid is showcasing a much darker side of his production, less bouncy Jungle vibes like his previous EP’s and more dutty Drum & Bass roller vibes on this one. We think its safe to say Hybrid isn’t playing around and the title ‘Takeover’ sais it all! Not only has he donned the modern Jungle scene but now he sets his sights on the DNB crown and he’s taking no prisoners.
The title track Takeover packs a punch with a hint of ‘Serum’ style stabs and womps, the second track ‘Vibez’ is exactly that! a more steppy rhythm to the title track this one really shows the range of Hybrid‘s production when it comes to different styles. Next up DJ Hybrid teams up with label mate and long time counterpart ‘Kumarachi‘ and when these two get together they come correct with ‘Glitch In The Jungle’ rolling breaks and distorted basslines for the win. On to ‘Run Tune Now’ which is a big stepper combined with crunchy reese basses which channel early Metalheadz memories. Hybrid tones things down for track 5 just to remind you all he does have a softer more melodic side to his production and last but not least ‘War Horn’ is probably going to signal exactly that, dancefloor war and all out rave carnage.
We hope you enjoy our latest release on Audio Addict Records! we will be back again with more music from DJ Hybrid, Kumarachi, RMS, Gravit-e, Replicant, Konz, Sikka, Octo Pi in the new year.
DJ Hybrid started out DJ-ing in 2004 in the city of Coventry and quickly became well known for his diverse styles and his monthly podcasts, it wasn’t until 2008 that he started to learn how to produce music and in 2010 he started up his first label called ‘Audio Addict Records’ where his debut release ‘Step Up’ was released on a exclusive vinyl run and was sold worldwide.
In 2012, after locking himself away in the studio for years he was signed to DJ Vapour’s mighty ’36 Hertz Recordings’ with his debut release ‘I Get Mash Up’. Then in 2013 DJ Hybrid moved down to the south coast where he started up new label ‘Deep in the Jungle Records’ and became a regular within the Brighton Jungle Drum & Bass Scene. Later that year he achieved his first number 1 chart position with his track ‘Badboy’ which gained massive support throughout the scene and was championed by many DJ’s as a modern Jungle classic.
In 2015 he won two awards at the We Love Jungle Awards in London, one for ‘Best Breakthrough Producer’ and the other for ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’. After the success of the awards he decided the time was right to start working on his debut album and in November of 2015 his debut album ‘Mixed Origins’ was released and received support from across the entire Dance music scene and also made it to number 1 in the Juno albums chart.
Over the last few years DJ Hybrid has become one of the leaders of the nu skool Jungle movement and is a firm favourite with Drum & Bass fans and Junglists alike, his unique style has made him stand out amongst the crowd and gain a loyal following worldwide. His many contributions to the Jungle Drum & Bass scene includes anthems such as ‘Puffin Erbz’ and ‘Underground’ he has also remixed such Jungle classics as Good Body Girl, Luv Ta Luv Ya and The Hitman by Marvellous Cain.
With support for his music from artists such as Ray Keith, Serial Killaz, Visionary, Liondub, Brockie, Billy Daniel Bunter and Roni Size, DJ Hybrid is one of the promising future talents of the Jungle and Drum & Bass scene to look out for…