The rise of the Hessle Audio label has been well documented with in depth feature pieces appearing, along side guest mixes, on Resident Advisor and to a lesser extent FACT magazine. But reading ‘words’ about the strains of percussion fused dubstep the collective have released serves little justice for the wealth and extensiveness of the catalogue they’ve accumulated. To get a real feel for their output you have to listen to the music super loud, in a dark room, surrounded by bodies swaying rhythmically with the occasional enthusiastic whoop screaming out of somewhere in the void of bodies behind you.
Guided by Ramadanman, Pangaea and Ben UFO the collective formed up in Leeds (although none of them still reside there) and have so far released 16 records.
Previous editions –
2021, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012