Since signing exclusively to Hospital Records in early 2015, Cambridge-raised and Bristol-based Hugh Hardie has been catching the attention of many. From his featured hit ‘Tearing Me Apart‘ on Hospital‘s celebratory ‘We Are 18’ compilation to ‘Kyoto City’ on the Hospital Summer Mixtape and the beautiful ‘Wide Eyes’ on the huge Hospitality 2015 compilation, Hugh has continued to go from strength to strength. His collaboration with Logistics on the ‘Polyphony’ LP was announced as the ‘People’s Choice Tune of the Year’ on London Elektricity’s award-winning podcast and has continued ever since to do damage on club systems around the world. 2016 saw the release of Hugh’s long awaited and highly anticipated debut EP on Hospital, the ‘City Soul EP’ and it certainly didn’t disappoint.
2017 brings us Hugh Hardie’s highly anticipated debut LP, Colourspace, an album filled with liquid rollers, jazzy riffs, and feel-good flavours.
Hugh’s smooth sounds are inspired by an eclectic mix of styles, from the rollers of Hospital mainstays High Contrast, Nu:Tone and Logistics, all the way to neo-soul and R&B artists Eryka Badu and Musiq Soulchild, as well as the deep pads and old-school stabs of house and garage. Having perfected the art of the liquid roller with his soulful production Hugh has rightly earned support from some of the scene’s major players as well as securing spots on some of the most exciting line-ups around Europe.
For several years Hugh has been making regular appearances across Europe and the UK for the world-renowned events brand Hospitality and is no stranger to lighting up packed dance-floors no matter the venue size. Always drawing for a set that simultaneously soothes the soul and gets the crowds moving, Hugh is undoubtedly a firm favourite for any fan of the liquid roller.