After completing his debut 12″ for 100% Silk (which saw a release in Feb 2016) Hubert Clarke Jr spent most of 2015 focused on pushing the music of others, through Sydney’s newest record store, Outer Time Inner Space.
Owning and being surrounded by a literal shop full of records provided motivation and inspiration but left little time for writing.
It was the incredible talent and passion of DJs and peers in the fertile house/techno scene at home in Sydney that proved to be an undeniably strong motivator. Dancing while local friends, Ben Fester and Andy Webb go ham b2b in support of Soichi Terada (a bill that included Hubert among other local talents) is a perfect example.
Wanting to capture and bottle the palpable energy and diversity of amazing nights like this in Sydney led him to write the tracks that make up this EP.
Taking cues from both Detroit and the UK, there’s no set formula here, just a conscious effort to balance a love for sampling with an equally strong passion for musicality and live performance. Translating this through the MPC with the hopeful goal of keeping thighs warm in the disco… or ears cosy on the train home.