Today we host a premiere from Hykken’s latest release ‘Kill Shot’ on Reboot Records. Kill Shot is easily defined as a peak-time jackin’ house tool with a twist. Thunderous low-end accompanied by harsh stabs and progressive breaks can be heard throughout, driving the track from start to finish. Buckle up, this gets bumpy.
Today’s premiere features Irish DJ and producer Hyyken, who boasts over 10 years of experience with music production. He has since garnered support from Patrick Topping, Pete Tong, Danny Howard, TSHA, Meg Ward, Disfreq and so on through his releases over the years. Featuring on BBC Radio 1 with his track ‘Meet Me Later’ that also saw a release on Monki’s & Friends imprint, as well as ‘Flatbush AVE’ that dropped on Edinburgh’s impressive Fresh Take Records.
Hyyken has earned slots at shows and festivals all around the country in recent years. Some of which include shows in Wexford, Waterford, Dublin and Louth all while supporting acts such as Shampain, Yasmin Gardezi, Obskür, Fionn Curran and more in the process. Hykken also made his festival debut at Outset last year, where he shared the Reboot Rave Society stage with numerous Irish artists like GES, Midweek and Sohotsospicy.
The Kill Shot EP is made up of 4 tracks in total. Retrograde, Kill Shot, High On You and Heaven Bound. Each composition does a fantastic job at sounding unique, while remaining coherent and similar to Hyyken’s distinct interpretation of house music. Kill Shot is reminiscent of a peak-time party-starter that is cleverly crafted. Go ahead. Listen for yourself.
You can pre-order Kill Shot on Bandcamp here.