The future certainly looks bright for Cambridge-raised, Bristol-based drum & bass producer and DJ, Hugh Hardie. His music was first brought to the attention of Hospital Records when his track ‘Tearing Me Apart’ was included in the celebratory Hospital ‘We Are 18’ compilation at the start of 2014. Since then Hugh has put forward an array of exclusive tracks including ‘Kyoto City’ on the Hospital summer Mixtape and the beautiful ‘Wide Eyes’ on this year’s biggest D+B compilation Hospitality 2015.
Hugh’s smooth sounds are inspired by an eclectic mix of styles, from the rollers of Hospital main-stays High Contrast, Nu:Tone and Logistics all the way to neo-soul and R&B artists Eryka Badu and Musiq Soulchild – not to mention the deep pads and old-school stabs of house and garage.
Hugh Hardie has perfected the art of a liquid roller with his soulful production, which has rightly gained him support from some of the scene’s major players as well as securing him spots on some of the most exciting line-ups around Europe.
2014 saw four of his tracks released on Hospital Records including a collaboration with Logistics on his album ‘Polyphony’, later announced as the ‘People’s Choice Tune of the Year’ on London Elektricity’s end-of-year podcast.
Since signing to Hospital Records in 2015 Hugh Hardie has skated through its inner city streets drawing inspiration for his debut release, the ‘City Soul’ EP. Four tracks, filled with uplifting summer sounds blending soulful jungle flavours and jazzy sunshine rollers.
His debut album ‘Colourspace’ was dropped on the 26th of May 2017 and is an exceptional body of work filled with liquid rollers, jazzy riffs, and feel-good flavours. With tracks featuring Pola & Bryson, GLXY, and Maverick Soul, this is astounding fans and artists alike.