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HANZ – Sink

There aren’t too many other experimental producers that I follow as religiously as Hanz.  Honestly, there aren’t any others.  When serious music critics want to puff out their chests experimental and noise musicians are always easy to bring up because let’s be real most people don’t have the time or patience to listen to 3 hours of field recordings.  Maybe …

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LP: Hanz – Reducer

Hanz has been one of our favorite producers for a while now but I still can’t help but feel that this has to be one of his break-out releases.  At least in the upper-underground.  Reducer is an absolute monster of a listen which, thanks to my new desk job, I have had the ability to listen through multiple times.  It …

pkelly94LP: Hanz – Reducer

mp3: Chris Villa – Deaf Check 3 (prod. Hanz)

Considering his more experimental turn in music making recently, I was unsure of whether Hanz would return to making the amazing hip-hop beats that Chris Villa struts over so well.  It’s been a while, but the pope and Hanz are back working together and the result is the mature and fine tuned “Deaf Check 3″.  While “Deaf Check 3″ is …

pkelly94mp3: Chris Villa – Deaf Check 3 (prod. Hanz)

mp3: Hanz – Capsule

Woah.  After reducing his sound down to bare minimum and then deconstructing pop sounds, Hanz has actually put out a track that could almost be described as straightforward… almost.  On “Capsule”, Hanz explores the understated side of UK dubstep and bass-music while retaining his unique penchant for huge sounds coming from minimal production.  Imagine wiping away the midnight romanticism from Untrue.  “Capsule” revels …

pkelly94mp3: Hanz – Capsule

EP: Hanz – A Brief Guide

While most posts I make are written after listening through a track only a few times, I wanted to give my self more time for Hanz’s newest release A Brief Guide.  I’ve been following the music of Hanz for a while now as he’s grown from a sample-based and hip-hop inspired beat maker into a force all his own and …

pkelly94EP: Hanz – A Brief Guide

LP: Chris Villa – 7 Headed Dragon: Sounds of Destruction

This tape was dropped a few months ago, but somehow I never got word of it until later, and I figure that now is as good of a time as ever to post it so here you go.  In spring of 2012, Chris dropped his debut tape Pillage Vatican City which despite being an amazing debut, was slept on by almost …

tccarr14LP: Chris Villa – 7 Headed Dragon: Sounds of Destruction

mp3: Hanz – Fit

Throughout his entire career, Hanz has defined himself on his versatility, dynamic compositions and refusal to be easily defined.  While I still haven’t come up with a multi-hyphenated genre/buzz-word to describe his music, Hanz’s work remains as undeniably his own as ever.  “Fit” has the Georgian producer firing on all cylinders to deliver a lush, complex and rich listen.  Moving …

pkelly94mp3: Hanz – Fit