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Ossia entrusts Bristol’s DJ Anina with the Hotline catalogue for a killer mix of label classics and forthcoming gear
Spanning 8 years of releases by Kahn & Neek, Miss Red, Lurka, Commodo, Rachael, Ishan Sound, Beneath, and many more, DJ Anina takes the best of Bristol’s bass sound in her stride with an expertly paced and blended selection that highlights the label’s cool and deadly sense of mutuality.
Also loaded with FX treatments by label bossman Ossia, the vibe bubbles up from hypno-bashment mutations to ruddy broken beats, blunted jungle hardcore, future-tribalist steppers and, most importantly, rucks of styles that don’t really have a name but could confidently be classified under “that Bristol sound”.
A reminder of Hotline’s vintage stock as and staunchly rooted values, as much as its rugged sense of futurism, this hour long mix is among the strongest distillations of current Bristol music we've heard in ages.