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Hush House presents Scb, Midland & Mano Le Tough photo gallery
As a collective, Hush House was formed way back in 2006 when an idea spawned to put on a party inside the local 'Hush House', a disused aircraft hangar with a massive wind-tunnel previously used to test jet engines. After a small amount of investigation this was put on hold due to legal requirements which were insurmountable. Since 2009, the Hush House blog has been bringing music fans worldwide the latest and greatest in new talent from a broad cross-section of genres. Artists come and go, certain styles fall in and out of favour, but our commitment to quality has always been maintained. Yes, many things have changed since our inception… but this is where we are today.
For our official Leeds launch party on 3rd March 2012, we bring to Mint Club...
MIDLAND [aus music]
MANO LE TOUGH [permanent vacation]
Boundary pushing, genre hopping man of the moment Scuba was an obvious choice for our headliner. With new single 'The Hope' currently destroying dancefloors everywhere from London to Lagos, and the Personality LP set to drop at the end of February, 2012 is set to be his biggest year yet. Expect the Berlin resident to provide an unrelenting two-hour journey through Berghain-indebted techno rollers, fear-house stompers and sub-heavy steppers. SCB is the man's house moniker so expect things to be a little less sub-heavy than usual. SCB, Scuba, Spectr, Paul Rose… call him what you like, he’s going to tear Mint Club in half.
One-time Leeds lad Harry Agius, alias Midland, hit the big time following the release of 'Your Words Matter', 2010’s collaborative effort produced in conjunction with housemate and Hessle chief Ramadanman. Midland’s productions are of the rolling and reflective variety, taking house, techno and bass music influences into account with little regard for genres or tags. His DJ sets dig deep into electronic music’s past and present, illustrating a keen understanding of just how to get a crowd moving. Expect to hear bits from his forthcoming release on Will Saul's Aus imprint which is due out imminently.
Fresh off the back of his much-fêted XLR8R podcast and with gigs everywhere from Panorama Bar to Corsica Studios under his belt, the talented Irishman-turned-Berliner Mano Le Tough is set for a busy one in 2012. A stream of quality releases on Buzzin’ Fly, Dirt Crew and, most recently, Prins Thomas’ own Internasjonal label showcases his knack for slow, carefully considered and highly emotive house music. As he prepares to drop his debut LP on Permanent Vacation in the coming months, we think you’re going to be seeing this name around a lot more.