The rise and rise of HAAi
Since the release of his debut 12” in 2008, London-based producer Untold has carved out a respected, continually evolving space in-between dubstep, bass and techno. With his Hemlock Recordings label he’s released the likes of James Blake, Cosmin TRG, Mount Kimbie, Pangaea and Pearson Sound’s previous incarnation Ramadanman over the past five years. Now he’s mixing things up once again with the launch of new label Pennyroyal, similarly named after a toxic plant yet focused on the tougher end of techno. Dummy is chuffed to present Untold’s Pennyroyal intro mix, which featuring forthcoming and unreleased tracks from J.Tijn [artwork pictured] and Silkie. Sink your teeth into the mix here and scroll down for a quick introduction from the man himself.
Hello Untold, how are you?
Untold: Super, thanks – just had a grapefruit.
What’s the idea behind your new label Pennyroyal?
Untold: I wanted to start something dedicated to releasing rough and ready techno.
How will it differ from Hemlock?
Untold: It’s just me A&R-ing this label compared to three of us who run Hemlock. Pennyroyal will release DJ tools, cheap party tricks and relentless noise. Hemlock will continue as usual releasing all sorts of stuff.
Could you tell us a bit about this intro mix?
Untold: It’s a taster for the sound of the label that includes the first couple of releases with some unreleased tracks from J.Tijn and Silkie.
What can we look forward to release-wise for Pennyroyal?
Untold: Pennyroyal kicks off with two EPs out in March and April from J. Tijn.