Having already remixed the likes of Beyonce, Kylie and Depeche Mode with The Japanese Popstars, it’s no surprise the new solo project from local music producer Decky Hedrock has been setting tongues wagging all over the world. ‘Sirkus Sirkuz’ has already garnered radio play across the UK, Ireland, USA and Europe, with Decky Hedrock’s signature electronic sound fascinating the critics, the fans, as well as other artists. With the debut EP due for release on July 30 under US-based 9G Records, it’s bound to be another winner.
Real name Declan McLaughlin, Decky Hedrock was also the one-time frontman for local act Hedrock Valley Beats. As well as remixing Beyonce and Kylie, the local man has remixed artists including Ash, Groove Armada, James, Benny Benassi and Gorillaz through his various ‘producer aliases’ and also collaborated with the likes of Robert Smith (The Cure), Jon Spencer (Blues Explosion), Morgan Kibby (M83), Green Velvet and James Vincent McMorrow.
Rapier, the first full release by 9G Records for Sirkus Sirkuz, and second appearance on the label, is a driving and gritty electro track, steeped deep in a four to the floor house beat and vocal.
With each remix, the remix artist has taken the sound and energy into their own realm of their respective genre. Deadbots smash you in the face hard and fast with their synth stabs and nexus of electricity.
Then, Derry’s own Figure of 8 chills the mood with a slower paced disco-inspired melody, including electric lounge piano. With Paul Jackson’s Electro Rub, the listener is returned to the early days of house music, including Casio inspired instruments. And finally, Dert Cheep brings us back to the warehouse, with a jumpy and bouncy melody to get everyone dancing.
This is the debut release from Sirkus Sirkuz ahead of his own live tour throughout the UK, Europe and the US later this year.
Sirkus Sirkuz ‘Rapier EP’ comes out on 9G Records for worldwide release July 30.