In three years the Hessle Audio trio have established their label as one of the imprints at the forefront of UK electronic music. Initially renowned for the slightly leftfield 140bpm sounds, the steady stream of releases since has shown greater variety, with the two most recent, from Pangaea and Peverelist, being fantastically difficult to pigeonhole. The second disc of this twenty-four track compilation entitled '116 & Rising' runs through some staple tracks from the Hessle back catalogue however, the first is the one to get excited about.
Joe's percussive style (most noticeably heard on HES014) comes back into play with 'Twice', which also features the kind of vocal sampling that seems to be particularly prevalent in 2011, especially in Addison Groove's recent output. The track most DJs will be looking forward to is Pearson Sound's relentless 'Stifle' - a production that shows the 808 resurgence at its very best. Leeds' music scene has every reason to be proud of Hessle Audio's success.
The compilation will be released Monday 16th May 2011 on Vinyl, CD and Digital.