On the heels of his debut mau5trap single “Impact Weapon,” UK-luminary Hyper unveils his dynamic Control EP in full. Featuring four high intensity tracks, Hyper’s Control EP is available for streaming and purchase.
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Reclaiming his unique industrial-laced cinematic sound, Hyper’s mau5trap debut is the artist in his unmitigated prime. Best defined as having no true boundary constraints, Control is the amalgamation of Hyper’s many musical influences throughout the years. Leading the charge is the EP’s namesake, “Control,” a fiery feature chock full of larger-than-life analogue synths.
Setting its innately dystopian feel from the get-go, Hyper gives way to foreboding sensations as “Control” fades into the EP’s lead single “Impact Weapon.” Inspired by social justice movements in his current home of Seattle, Washington, Hyper details a time of political and racial unrest in “Impact Weapon.” Sourcing actual audio from one of the Black Lives Matter protests in his town, the creative builds impactful tension, unfurling into a cacophony of industrial synth work.
No stranger to the sounds of cinema, Hyper flexes his scoring prowess on “Marauder,” properly describing his track as “an epic movie trailer that never ends.” Wrapping up the Control EP is “Silo,” a punchy club-infused heater drenched in classic Hyper flair. A bustling work showcasing a true mastery of sound design and compositional skills, Control is the exciting mau5trap debut from Hyper.
A dance music visionary with worldwide scope, London-born creative Hyper scores some of the most defining moments in sound. Lending his unique musicianship to the likes of film including Blade Runner 2049, and to viral video game moments such as the Official 2018 E3 Trailer for Cyberpunk 2077, Hyper’s compositions chronicle some of media’s most impactful moments. Now taking back the reigns when it comes to the direction of his own sound, Hyper’s new music comes straight from the heart. Control is available everywhere on Friday, June 11, featuring the critically acclaimed lead single “Impact Weapon.”
“‘Control’ is the first solo release of work with a totally new state of mind for me. I’ve made a conscious decision to block out any restrictions on my work by any genre rules at all, and decided to fully embrace all of my major musical influences over the years. The only restrictions I’m setting now are simply extreme use of guitar distortions, live bass, cinematic sound scapes, trailer hits, analogue (sometimes 80’s-esque synths) live drums and an experimentation with juxtaposed tempos and dynamic switches (influenced by the quiet/loud sound of the 90’s I guess and living in Seattle) are where I’m at. It’s a natural development for me since the juggernaut of 2012’s ‘Spoiler’ (genre defining track of the Cyberpunk 2077 game).” – Hyper
Control EP Tracklist
02. Impact Weapon
Hyper, a multi-award winning London based world leader in creating devastating sound design and stunning musical composition, expands into North America with the opening of his Seattle office. Releasing music since 2005, Hyper has toured the globe expansively, playing every major festival from Glastonbury to Fuji Rock. He has a singular focus on producing and crafting high end, polished sound tracks encompassing full orchestral pieces featuring dramatic instrumentation and the very latest in electronic crossover.
Hyper’s approach to music curation is to create the defining moment of inspired sound that enhances motion picture content, thus translating that moment into a lasting consumer sensory memory. You can find Hyper’s industry endorsed music amongst some of TVs most popular shows, including Orange Is The New Black, and The Leftovers, and tent pole motion picture advertising campaigns such as Blade Runner 2049. Hyper is the producer behind the iconic soundtrack to the trailer of Cyberpunk 2077, the futures Blockbuster video game from Projekt Red.
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