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HASS debuts on SOLA as they release their ‘New Beginnings’ VA


Sola, the independent record label founded by UK duo Solardo, kickstarts 2021 with another solid VA compilation set for release in February. Aptly titled, New Beginnings, the fifteen track release features records from “ some of the best artists’s on our roster, both from the past and our future picks” including banging productions from the likes of HASS, Josh Samuel, Ekoboy, Kyle Eldon, Alvaro Smart and Little Fritter to name but a few.

Speaking on the inspiration behind the VA and how the compilation eventually took shape, Solardo described how “it’s always a challenge to be able to release all the music we’ve been sent, love and play, so our Sola compilations are the perfect opportunity to release these brand new gems. The album is made up of tracks that we would play in all our sets and from some of our favourite producers, some completely unknown too. We hope that this gives you a little slice of what the dancefloor would be right now and lets hope 2021 things get moving again :)”.

Doobeeman by Liverpudlian Josh Samuel takes command mid way through the VA, with a fat and chunky bassline driving through, combined with warped pads and an epic breakdown crescendo, before Ekoboy’s Teach! shows up as a dark and moody techno track.

Without missing a beat next up is HASS with ‘Jesse Jackson’ which can only be described as a real “peak time rave classic”, with a strong political message which is poignant in the context of today’s BLM movement. New to the scene, HASS. Over the past year he has emerged onto the local dance scene bringing a different level of energy with his big room house creations. After growing up around house music his love for the genre only became stronger by the day. For years HASS has only ever been involved with the music, creating playlists for local house parties and jumping on the speakers at any possible opportunity, after learning to mix in early 2019 the following year consisted of rejection after rejection from pretty much every local bar and club, “no one is ever going to trust a bedroom DJ”.  After creating his own event company (The lab.)  HASS used his debut event to showcase his ability to the hundreds that attended, things haven’t been the same since, due to Covid-19 and a number of bookings cancelled the only option was to knuckle down on his productions leaving us where we are today with his first signing within months of producing.

We premiere ‘Jesse Jackson’ for you today on Data Transmission, check out here and grab it on Beatport.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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