2019 Rewind: Hunter/Game


How was 2019 for you?
Hunter/Game: Last year was focused on our project/album, Silence, but we released it on our label just this year. It’s a compilation of some of our best tracks [produced] over the past six years. The tracks are remixed in ambient and downtempo mood, and the final result is very different from the way we work on our club-oriented tracks.

We played a Boiler Room in Shanghai a few weeks ago, which for sure was a night for the books. It was our first time in China as musicians and tourists, and we hadn’t played a BR since 2016.

We played live, and we prepared for months to do it in the perfect way. We couldn’t expect a better energy and performance there. The crowd reacted very well during our set and fortunately we didn’t make any big mistakes during the show.

During Episode festival in Vietnam last year it started to rain very bad and we had to finish our set after 30 minutes. The festival unfortunately closed our stage and the DJs who had to play later didn’t [get to] perform. We were with some DJs and friends though anyway and we had a load of fun dancing in the other indoor stage where Villalobos was playing.

Song of the year? 
Our Italian friend My Flower released on our label last January with one of our favorite work on the catalogue. The EP comes with Vatican Shadow Remix and we played very much the two original tracks “Rea” and “Haumea” around the world. The EP expresses the taste we were looking for since many years with its melodic, fast and mysterious music.

What’s your New Year’s resolution?
We are working on Hunter/Game for more than eight years and [now] in this part of our life we are focusing more on the studio. We want to spread our artistic taste with the music and the Just This label. We want to play more live to let the people know our tracks and our style.

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Premiere: Vessels – Are You Trending? (Hunter/Game Remix)


What an amazing year it’s been for Vessels. The Leeds-based outfit released a special edition of their acclaimed self-released 2015 album Dilate on [PIAS] electronic imprint Different Recordings, performed triumphant sets at festivals including Melt! and Glastonbury, and dazzled the interwebs with the Thomas Ralph-directed music video for their new track “Are You Trending?” We are thrilled to world premiere Hunter/Game’s breathtaking remix of the five-piece’s latest and greatest from the upcoming Are You Trending? remix EP out on September 23. On their re-rub Milan masters Emmanuele Nicosia and Martino Bertolt bathe the track with washes of melodic techno and electronica, recontextualizing it as an epic late-night affair. Check the exclusive premiere below and catch Vessels on November 3 at [PIAS] Nites series along with Different Recordings artist Kllo and Groves at new London venue Omeara. Vessels also play a special late-night show at Beaverworks nightclub in Leeds on November 4.