Hyperdub will release Leon Smart's debut album in March.
The first album from UK artist and radio host DVA (sometimes known as Scratcha DVA) is called Pretty Ugly, and will come out this March on Hyperdub.
Few artists have their finger on the pulse of grime and funky the way Leon Smart does. For six years he was the host of Rinse FM's morning program, Scratcha's Grimey Breakfast Show, until he gave it up last month. Now he presents a twice-a-month show for Hyperdub, the label that's been his primary home for the last two years, aside from his own imprint, DVA Music. According to a press release, his radio experience informed his choices of guest vocalists on Pretty Ugly, which include Vikter Duplaix, Fatima of Eglo Records, Zaki Ibrahim (or Zaki) and US-based singer and producer Muhsinah. DVA serves up six instrumental cuts as well.
01. Reach The Sun
02. Just Vybe feat. Fatima
03. Polyphonic Dreams
04. Pretty Ugly feat. Cornelia
05. Bare Fuzz
06. Madness feat. Vikter Duplaix
07. Fire Fly feat. Zaki Ibrahim
08. Why You Do feat. A.L.
09. The Big Five
10. Eye Know feat. Natalie Maddix
11. 33rd Degree feat. Muhsinah
12. Where I Belong
Hyperdub will release Pretty Ugly on March 19th, 2012.