This month, Soulsville welcomes guest DJ Hobbes, behind Edinburgh’s Hobbes Music label (and formerly one half of Trouble DJs), following the huge success of 2017’s summer anthem and international club hit Web Of Intrigue (from his Rags of Time EP with Leonidas) and a very healthy buzz around the next HM release, HM012, the ‘New Experience’ EP by Japanese artist Kota Motomura (see some of the feedback from international DJs and tastemakers below) – due out Fri 14th June and being launched tonight at Soulsville!
Hobbes digs deep into his collection for a set of Eighties disco & boogie, Afro-Latin & Brazilian rare groove, evergreen soul, and, as well as the new release, a few other Japanese nuggets; Balearic bits, a smattering of house, obscurities, surprises and more…. Strictly party vibes.
HM012 DJ FEEDBACK:
‘Loove this. Super music. :)’ LAURENT GARNIER
‘The tracks are amazing! For real! Really very very good and weird music! I don’t know how when but i’ll try to support the whole album, is amazing!’ BAWRUT
‘This is great. Very high quality. Sometimes music is very hit or miss for me – this is a hit. This guy is very talented. Will play something on Rinse for sure’ RED RACK EM
‘Sounds lovely. I really like it’ JIM STANTON (Horse Meat Disco)
‘This is ace, will support for sure’ PHAT PHIL COOPER (Nu Northern Soul Sessions; Cafe del Mar, Ibiza)
‘Yeah I’d definitely play this. Aboy and Stars are the ones that caught my ear :)’ BILL BREWSTER (DJ History)
‘Interesting stuff’ Played on Beats in Space, 16.4.19 TIM SWEENEY (BIS)
‘Thanks for the music. Yes is my favorite, I find Aboy interesting. Cheers from Milan’ LEO MAS (Original Amnesia Resident & Ibiza Legend)
‘Really digging Stars and Satellites’ NICK THE RECORD
‘All sound great. Think Aboy is my favourite’ PHIL MISON (Balearic Legend)
‘Nice work on this one – sounds like a lovely mini-album. Very trippy and hypnotic in all the right places. Thanks for sending!’ THE REVENGE
‘Cry Baby is the one for me just now thank you’ JONNY ROCK (Brighton/Int.)
‘These are f**king bonkers! Love it! SEAN JOHNSTON (A Love From Outer Space)
‘I like the first 2 tracks, they’re very cool indeed. Congrats on the release’ CEDRIC WOO (Beauty & The Beat)
‘Lovely stuff this, particularly dig the Stars track but whole EP is great’ CRAIG SMITH (6th Borough Project)
‘This sounds v interesting!’ ALI OOFT
‘F**king awesome’ GILES WALKER (Various, Scotland)
‘This is great’ JACKSONVILLE (20/20 Vision, Hizou, Metamorphic, Inner Shift)
‘Fab EP. Such a glorious noise with particular stand outs Yes and Cry Baby. The latter was played on my show this week and i’m looking to build a show with longer tracks as a Bank Holiday Special so i can play all ten minutes of Yes’ PAT BENSBERG (The Eccentric Selection, Phonic FM) 10.4.19
‘Cry Baby is superb but what an interesting project. Love these soundscapes’ YOGI HAUGHTON (Scottish Soulful Weekender)
‘I love Stars.’ GARETH SOMMERVILLE (Athens Of The North)
Acclaimed Edinburgh label Hobbes Music recently celebrated five years of putting out vinyl with a cast from its past, present and future at the Bongo. Supporters of HM include: Ben UFO, Avalon Emerson, Erol Alkan, Groove Armada, Bill Brewster (DJ History), The Revenge, Horse Meat Disco, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Auntie Flo, Tim Sweeney (Beats In Space), JD Twitch (Optimo), Daniel Avery, Greg Wilson, Ashley Beedle, Andrew Weatherall, DJ Deep, Sean Johnston (ALFOS), Nick The Record, nd Baumecker, Red Rack Em, Leo Mas, Nancy Noise, Jonny Rock, Cedric Woo, Laurent Garnier, Bawrut, John Heckle, Justin Robertson and many, many more…
Having remixed the Pet Shop Boys and supplied a mix for i-D Magazine’s Soundcloud following EPs 1 and 2, LEONIDAS & HOBBES’s third EP ‘The Rags of Time‘ (especially lead track Web Of Intrigue) blew up properly in 2017. DJs were calling lead track Web of Intrigue their ‘summer anthem’ (Leo Mas, Nancy Noise, Nick The Record, Jim Stanton/Horse Meat Disco), while legendary tastemaker Andrew Weatherall declared that it was ‘going to be massive’. And it was.
Consequently voted Record of the Year on Bill Brewster’s annual ‘Furtive 50’ poll (by 400+ international DJs), in January ’18, via his highly infuential DJ History podcast, the record hasn’t stopped. A further re-release is now planned (including an as-yet-unreleased ambient mix), while the duo have also been working on a fourth EP and some remixes.
Hobbes is also the label-owner (obv) and fomerly one half of the internationally acclaimed Trouble DJs (twice nominated for Club Of The Year in Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards, among other joyous accolades).
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