Release Date 11/11/2014
Coming full circle, like 10.1, the final in the series of 4 compilations celebratingthe 10th anniversary of Hyperdub, returns to the club, this time focused onhouse, garage and techno. As with 10.1, 10.4 is a double CD, one of new andrecent material, the second of bangers from the Hyperdub canon in the last 5years.The new material kicks of with a long awaited, previously unreleased track byBurial, with an unusually triumphant and, compared to recent extendedmontages, relatively direct 2 step feel. This is followed by another classic from the vaults, Cooly G’s skeletal house cut, ‘Him Da Biz’. We turn the energy levels up with Ossie & Phrh’s bouncy ‘Ugly Observation’, andFunkystepz’s ‘Vice Versa’, a track in demand since Kode9’s Rinse 22 mix compilation from 2013. From here, we move into 3 distinct takes on techno: Walton’s face melting ‘LaserWar’, the low slung tech-garage of Kode9’s ‘Oh” and a VIP mix of Ikonika’srecent dance floor bulldozer, ‘Position’. Another exclusive VIP mix is included,this time of Funkystepz’s banger ‘Fuller’, and Dorian Concept turns in a quirkyremix of Martyn’s classic ‘Mega Drive Generation’ which appeared on Hyperdub’s 5th anniversary compilation.Next we are graced with the epic dubbed-out acid house of ‘The Phoenix’, the title track from the recent album by King Britt under the guise of FhlostonParadigm, then into the fathoms deep, bubbling bass and synth washes ofDVA’s extremely psychedelic ‘Monophonic Dreams’. We rise above the surface with Parisian Bambounou’s brilliantly stripped downdrum machine remix of Jessy Lanza’s ‘Fuck Diamonds’, and the lush deep houseof Cooly G’s 'Love Again'. Finally, we veer off grid with Kyle Hall’s rhythmically dazzling ‘Kaychunk’.As with 10.1, rather than an album merely to listen to from beginning to end, thisdouble CD also functions as an ammunition belt for adventurous dance floorsand DJs.