On the heels of his debut mau5trap single “Impact Weapon,” UK-luminary Hyper unveils his dynamic ‘Control EP’ in full. Featuring four high intensity tracks, Hyper’s ‘Control EP’ is available now for streaming and purchase worldwide.
Reclaiming his unique industrial-laced cinematic sound, Hyper’s mau5trap debut is the artist in his unmitigated prime. Best defined as having no true boundary constraints, ‘Control’ is the amalgamation of Hyper’s many musical influences throughout the years.
Leading the charge is the EP’s namesake, “Control,” a fiery feature chock full of larger-than-life analogue synths. Setting its innately dystopian feel from the get-go, Hyper gives way to foreboding sensations as “Control” fades into the EP’s lead single “Impact Weapon.” Inspired by social justice movements in his current home of Seattle, Washington, Hyper details a time of political and racial unrest in “Impact Weapon.”
Sourcing actual audio from one of the Black Lives Matter protests in his town, the creative builds impactful tension, unfurling into a cacophony of industrial synth work. No stranger to the sounds of cinema, Hyper flexes his scoring prowess on “Marauder,” properly describing his track as “an epic movie trailer that never ends.”
Wrapping up the ‘Control EP’ is “Silo,” a punchy club-infused heater drenched in classic Hyper flair. A bustling work showcasing a true mastery of sound design and compositional skills, Control is the exciting mau5trap debut from Hyper.
A dance music visionary with worldwide scope, London-born creative Hyper scores some of the most defining moments in sound. Lending his unique musicianship to the likes of film including Blade Runner 2049, and to viral video game moments such as the Official 2018 E3 Trailer for Cyberpunk 2077, Hyper’s compositions chronicle some of media’s most impactful moments.
Now taking back the reigns when it comes to the direction of his own sound, Hyper’s new music comes straight from the heart. ‘Control’ is available everywhere on Friday, June 11, featuring the critically acclaimed lead single “Impact Weapon.”
“‘Control’ is the first solo release of work with a totally new state of mind for me. I’ve made a conscious decision to block out any restrictions on my work by any genre rules at all, and decided to fully embrace all of my major musical influences over the years. The only restrictions I’m setting now are simply extreme use of guitar distortions, live bass, cinematic sound scapes, trailer hits, analogue (sometimes 80’s-esque synths) live drums and an experimentation with juxtaposed tempos and dynamic switches (influenced by the quiet/loud sound of the 90’s I guess and living in Seattle) are where I’m at. It’s a natural development for me since the juggernaut of 2012’s ‘Spoiler’ (genre defining track of the Cyberpunk 2077 game).” – Hyper