Renegade Riddims: Hadley
With his first release in 2017 with Drum & Bass heavyweight Turno on his award-winning album the ‘Power’ LP, Essex based Paul Wilkinson aka Hadley has quickly established himself as one of the producers to watch for the future.
Since he first propelled on to the scene, Hadley has embarked on refining his sound and has self-released his track ‘Talking’ which reached over 150k plays on Soundcloud. An outstanding achievement for a self-release from a new artist! After which he released on labels such as Skankandbass, Overview, Rebel Music, Vandal, Lifestyle, Nurtured Beatz and Context Audio. Hadley reached the top 10 in the Drum & Bass Beatport chart with his highest ranking at number 5 with his track ‘Who You Are’ released on Overview Music.
Hadley has since gained support from the likes of Skeptical, Foreign Concept, Noisia, Phaction, Doc Scott, DJ Marky, Kanine and Hedex to name a few. He’s had his tracks played regularly in festivals across Europe such as Boomtown and Hospitality and many venues around the world. This caught the attention of the legendary Teebee, who has since has made Hadley an integral part of the future of his label Subtitles. This brings an exciting next chapter of being a part of a label with prestige and with Teebee planning to take the label to the level of many other successful rivals. This is something that has come at the right time for Hadley with an opportunity to build something special alongside Teebee.
The future is exciting for Hadley with his own music studio based in Essex, Studio 808, establishing itself as the go-to studio in Essex. The aim is to make sure Drum & Bass music is heard in his city and educating the youth to the sound and heritage of the UK sound which he is so passionate about. This has allowed him the freedom to take music on full time which has been shown in his recent output of tracks that have been making waves in the Drum & Bass scene with many artists and labels keen to hear what is coming next!
We are over the moon to welcome Hadley to our Renegade Riddims series. He is a guy with a very strong work ethic and when he sets his mind to a task or promises to deliver you can rest assured that he will get the job done and to a very high standard. He is a bit of a Jack-of-all-trades with many strings in his bow and can turn his hand to many different jobs. While he was planning and recording this mix he’s been building a brand new studio at the same time, you may have seen some footage of this on social media. This is a very special mix and as such is not available as a free download as it contains approximately 95% unreleased material!
Big ups to Hadley for recordings this insane mix for us all to enjoy!
Check it out below and make sure you share it with your mates!