The trajectory of modern electronic music has been a fascinating study in genre splintering and divergent tastes. In a few short years, we’ve heard the invasion of cutting-edge low-end sound design into all electronic genres, for better or for worse.
In the best cases, such as Vancouver’s very own HxdB, the technology serves the music, allowing a prolific, visionary producer to realize a unique, deep, and eminently danceable style. His memorable DJ sets are replete with his own music; a delicious middle ground between broken-beat / worldbeat-influenced drum programming, future-house production techniques, and techno sensibilities.
He has released several digital and vinyl releases on some of most respected labels in the scene, like – Pinch’s Tectonic, Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood, Surefire, RBMA, Palms Out, Friends of Friends, Formant, Mindset, Fat!, Innovative Leisure, Symbols, Sounds of Sumo, Tenpin, Hot N Heavy, Frijsfo, Car Crash Set, B.YRSLF, Aufect, LoDubs & Party Guy.
Severine’s music has garnered DJ support from Gilles Peterson, Ben UFO, Bok Bok, Ministry of Sound, Kastle, Canblaster, Dark Sky, Pinch, Machinedrum, B.Traits and many, many others. It has also received favourable press and reviews from respected websites and publications such as XLR8R, Resident Advisor, FACT, Beat Route, Discorder, Knowledge Magazine, DJ Mag, Little White Earbuds, Phuture Labs, Boomkat & Juno, amongst others.
2012 – Self Evident & HxdB – Hoof Hearted EP [Palms Out Sounds]
2012 – Distal & HxdB – Booyant [Tectonic]
2012 – Up EP [Sounds of Sumo]
2013 – VA – Ouroboros Compilation [Innovative Leisure]
2014 – Skool Dayz EP [B.YRSLF]