PREMIERE: VvvvV – Linguistics (Hashback Hashish Remix)
Purveyors of the experimental electronica scene in New Delhi, Circuit Records present the latest VvvvV remix courtesy of the dark techno specialist Hashback Hashish.
With over 10 years musical experience under his belt as both a producer and performer, Hashback Hashish aka Ashish Sachan has released a plethora of critically acclaimed albums, EPs and remixes – which have been internationally championed by the likes of XLR8R, Rolling Stone, Clash, NME and Red Bull – whilst touring extensively across South East Asia and the UK. His style has been described as “Trent Reznor on speed” by Flavorpill, for his minimalistic approach to production, and following a string of high profile remixes including France’s hotly tipped producer Clyde P, this latest offering is keeping up the trend.
Taking VvvvV’s ambient, 80s inspired, synth driven single ‘Linguistics’, Hashback Hashish completely flips the track to produce an instantly absorbing and menacing remix. A pumping bassline and kick drum stand strong in unison, unwavering throughout the nine minute piece, developing steadily with rhythmic nuances backed by sophisticated synth melodies. Discussing the remix Sachan explains “Diligent sequencing that leaves you deeply satisfied is VvvvV’s hallmark and ‘Linguistics’ treads those same footsteps but with renewed energy. It was a thrill to remix this, and it is an immersive extension of that same thrill I have hoped to recreate for the listener. The elements for this remix are MFB Tanzbar, Roland TB03, Roland Space Echo, Arturia Minibrute, and hypnotic dub chords parts from the original.”
Circuit Records was founded in 2015 and is on a mission to introduce the burgeoning, electronic music scene in New Delhi to the masses. From the glitchy rhythms of Toymob, to the dark techno atmospherics of Perc, the label succeeds in shining a light on the rich and diverse nature of Indian music.
Veiled by the identity of Hashback Hashish, Sachan continues to demonstrate why he is one of the most fascinating producers emerging from the underground scene and ‘Linguistics (Hashback Hashish Remix)’- part of an EP set for release in February 2018 – is the latest glimpse into his enigmatic mind.