Podcast 169: Hyetal
- Words: Shawn Reynaldo
Bristol producer Hyetal is a relative newcomer on the XLR8R radar screen, but he's spent much of the past year quietly releasing a high-quality arsenal of tunes and establishing himself as an artist to keep tabs on. Working both solo and in collaboration with heavy hitters such as Shortstuff and fellow Bristolian Peverelist—we recently previewed their new single of Punch Drunk—Hyetal adeptly combines dubstep-influenced percussion and low-end with blippy synths and a melodic sensibility that appears to draw its greatest influence from classic videogames. But Hyetal isn't just another UK bedroom beat jockey; as this mix demonstrates, his tastes are quite diverse. Listen in as he pairs his own productions with futuristic house gems and also finds the time to breeze through hip-hop re-fixes, witch house, and classic 4AD serenity.
01 Braiden "The Alps" (Doldrums)
02 xxxy "Replicate"
03 Deadboy "Heartbreaker (Julio Bashmore Remix)"
04 Martyn "Lefthander" (3024)
05 Julio Bashmore "Battle for Middle You"
06 Shortstuff & Hyetal "Slosh"
07 The Hundred In the Hands "Pigeon (Blawan Remix)" (Warp)
08 Unknown "Pushing (Sully Remix)"
09 Peverelist & Hyetal "The Hum" (Punch Drunk)
10 Caracal "Elements"
11 Peverelist & Hyetal "rrrr" (Punch Drunk)
12 Hypno "Kancourde"
13 Ludacris x Joe x Dj Orgasmic "How Clap Low Trap"
14 Hyetal "Phoenix" (Orca)
15 oOoOO "Sedsumting" (Tri Angle)
16 Cocteau Twins "Blind Dumb Deaf" (4AD)
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