Record Box with Jamie Russell of Hypercolour


Written by James Ratcliffe
28 Tuesday 28th January 2014

Certain people seem to always know what’s happening in the UK music scene. As digital technology replaces old recording formats such as cassette and CD, the speed at which nocturnal, weed smoking, Jungle-reminiscing-but weren’t-there yoots can upload tracks to Youtube is moving into interstellar territory.

Rinse FM has been a champion of underground music in the 21st century and has been the go-to station for the aforementioned audience to be the first to post the new Burial EP/Fourtet kick drum before any of their mates/forum crewdem have slipped out their first self appreciation act of the day.

One of those shows is the weekly Hypercolour takeover on Rinse FM, which features the two very likeable label heads Alex Jones (not that guy) and Jamie Russell, generally ‘shouting out Garage things’ and playing some brilliant music.

Their Friday night show really is ace and features a superbly eclectic selection of House, UKG, Techno and some more unusual tracks thrown into the mix to keep it varied but on the pulse for a Friday night. We love the show, and we love Jamie Russell even more; so we asked him to send us a few tunes every other week to spread the good word and give the man another opportunity to do what he does best, tell you about shit loads of new music. 

Jamie’s a busy man, and we are really honored to have him contributing to Don’t Panic, so show some love and support, come back to this feature in two weeks and buy some of the music he’s posted - because Piracy funds terrorism*, you know…

*It doesn’t.

The Rinse show is on every Friday at 23:00 – 1:00 – more info can be found here

Seven Davis Jr – One (Must Have)

I think I was late to join the party on this dude, but I haven't stopped playing since I grabbed a copy of the 12". Bags and bags of soul...

Martyn - Vancouver (Head High remix) (3024)

Intro sounds like Nuyorican Soul 'It's Alright' – but Shed brings the rave!

DJ Bone - I Do (Subject Detroit)

Classic Detroit sound from a classic producer.

Lucretio - The Way We Do (part of the Analogue Cops 'In Plain Clothes' EP on HypeLTD/ Hypercolour)

One of my favourite records of recent times on the label, Lucretio is a badman!

Prince of Denmark – Cut 02 (part of 'The Body' LP on Giegling)

This is my sort of techno!

Evil Fred - Get On (H2 Records)

More Shed/ Head High, no confirmtation that Evil Fred is Shed, but one listen to that kick and it's obvious!

Kris Wadsworth - Hypercolour Theme (part of the 'Popularity album on Hypercolour)

Kris has been with the label since day dot, this highlights our shared enthusiasm for not taking ones self so seriously! This whole album is excellent. I would say that though : )

Steve Moore - Deep Time (Spectrum Spools)

Makes me wanna build a spaceship and navigate the galaxy!

William Onyeabor - Psychadelic Classics 5: Who is William Onyeabor (Luaka Bop)


I love this a
lbum, it gets played daily. I just found out that Luaka Bop is David Byrne's label, makes total sense now! also some tracks produced by Four Tet it looks like.

Yancey Bros - Sunset Blvd (Delicious VInyl)

I'm enjoying and just buying on sight, all this new (old) Dilla stuff that's being pressed to wax.

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