IME028 – Hodge – The Fall / Crush

Gracing the Technics in the Tape-Echo studio tomorrow evening will be Jacob Martin, one third of Outboxx and one hundred percent Hodge… This show marks the imminent release of his latest solo record for Immerse.(reviewed below) As usual, things start off at 8pm with the usual selection of new and unreleased music for the first 30 minutes, then Hodge will be in the mix for an hour. Transient and Neka finish off the show with the high possibility of some overtime. Dubs have been cut, test presses blagged and the racks at Idle Hands raided. Expect 2 hours (or more) of pure vinyl bliss. Listen in live from 8pm at www.hivemind.fm The precocious talent that is Hodge unleashes his most energetic record to date on Monday,  his first tangible solo release. The real treat comes in the form of 'Crush', a warm autumnal affair that finds the middle ground between his earlier solo work and the laid back output of his work as part of Outboxx. Choppy and impatient drums bask in the orange glow from the filtered synth sweeps that feature throughout the track. Occasionally giving way to a richly textured organ melody, and the ever popular vocal chop. Anxious and loose drums drag you headfirst through an itchy melody on the flip. Beating you senseless with a tubby bass line that is delightfully floor friendly. You'll need to re-sole your dancing shoes after a few plays of this one. Those in the know already had Hodge on their 'one to watch' lists, but this record will be the one that makes the rest take notice.