Simply Red, the occult and hot wings: We get live with the Chicago artist in Poland.
Hieroglyphic Being sounds like no one else. While the Chicago DJ/producer often cites the mentorship of Adonis and the memory of seeing Ron Hardy DJ as key influences on his career, the abstract, noisy dance music that he makes is quite clearly his own. Since 2008, the artist born Jamal Moss has released under the Hieroglyphic Being name in earnest and he's racked up an enormous discography in the process, one that has largely come through his own record label, Mathematics. Moss uses the imprint as a platform to also showcase largely unknown artists to the world. Its aim is to give young producers a leg up without taking a cut from publishing, a rarity in the music business. I spoke to Moss in Poland last month at the Unsound Festival as he prepared for his debut performance with Ital as part of RA's Live Exchange series. We talked about his music, his label and his record bag, which, believe it or not, features the likes of Simply Red.
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