tonight's show is wall to wall cover to cover 100% guest mix from edinburgh-via-london-and-berlin duo Hi & Saberhägen. With the excellent Spice Boys EP just dropped on London label SZE (have a listen to Streszed Out which I featured a few shows back) am pretty excited to get this mix on air!
"Growing up in Livingston and Derry; Hi & Saberhägen never felt like they were chained to their homes. Meeting in Glasgow the duo formed a relationship through music and immediately started building a prolific back catalogue of lo-fi, down-tempo house beats. Refusing to be categorised by the sub-genres they were placed in after releases on now defunct labels Proibito and Huntleys + Palmers they departed the sound that got them noticed and delved into other avenues within their makeshift studio apartment. The subsequent follow-ups were varied and hard to pigeonhole. Leftfield ditties to Tribal House and Minimalistic Techno were explored and culminated to the revered Light On Leaves EP released earlier this year through Midland’s Intergraded imprint. Described as ‘strange and elusive with immaculate details’ — ‘an overlooked future classic’.
Now separated by country and trying to facilitate new lives in the transient cities of Berlin and London the chance to catch the duo live is getting rarer but, through mixes like this, you can get a glimmer of what is inspiring and keeping their shared love for dance music alive."