Rippps began when the duo met through their selection at Red Bull Music Academy Montreal 2016. Surrounding their obligations with the intensive lecture and class series, the duo hit the studio any time they could. The music they compiled during the event carried over into sessions at Niels Broos' studio in Utrecht the following summer. Broos released his self-titled debut EP in February of 2017 on Alpha Pup Records, and the connection was established for Hue to also land on the Los Angeles-based label.
Interestingly, Thundercat was a key support in the making of the EP. Providing mentorship during RBMA, the Brainfeeder artist travelled from studio to studio, sitting in with the various students and providing insights, jamming, and hanging out as everyone.
We're told to expect five tracks of futuristic electronic music that blends stylistic synths and dynamic production work.
Hue EP is available now worldwide across digital platforms, with "Cakes" available to download in full via the WeTransfer button—below or here for EU readers due to GDPR restrictions.