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FACT Mix 216: Hype Williams

FACT Mix 216: Hype Williams

Playing tracks by

Buju Banton, Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, Augustus Pablo, Beat Happening and more.

We’re very pleased to have coaxed a FACT mix out of Hype Williams, and a blinding one at that.

Ostensibly a duo – Russia-born Inga Copeland and London’s Dean Blunt – the story goes that Hype Williams is in fact a relay art project curated by one Denna Frances Glass, and that Copeland and Blunt are simply the current baton-holders. Who knows? What is certain is that the cult reputation Hype Williams have built up over the past year is thoroughly well-deserved, with several brilliant 7″s and LPs already to their name.

Their FACT mix is an epic, intrepid survey of the Hype Williams universe, touching on the billowing AM pop of Steely Dan and Fleetwood Mac, rough-hewn grime from So Solid Crew and Ruff Sqwad, black metal from Burzum, sun-dried dub from Augustus Pablo, urgent art-rock from Beat Happening and The Fall, gallows humour from Lenny Bruce and Chris Morris, paper-thin synth-pop from Bardeux, slick hip-hop from Jaheim and two previously unreleased Hype Williams tracks.