Essex duo Jake Hicks and Jack Pike, otherwise known as Hillsdom are newcomers within the drum & bass industry.
Their passion for music was born in childhood, as both of Jake’s parents performed in bands, while Jack’s family influenced him to play and learn the guitar at a very young age, which was the starting point of their musical journey. Both members met in secondary school, through a mutual acquaintance. They realised they had similar taste in music and formed and played in rock bands to develop their hunger and skills.
Ever hungry for music consumption they enjoyed listening to Rock, Jungle, Garage and Funk, naturally their taste of music evolved and they discovered Pendulum. ‘Hold Your Color’ was a massive influence, and it was at this point their obsession and curiosity for DNB grew, they went on to discover artists such as Culture Shock, DJ Fresh and Brooke Brothers and soon realised they had to write Drum & Bass.
Fast forward to 2017, their debut single ‘Lucid Dreams’ has received support from Radio 1 DJ Friction & Metrik and is released now on Luke Hood’s UKF fame Pilot label. So stay locked for more releases in the pipeline, the future looks bright for Hillsdom.
To give us a glimpse of their favourite DNB sounds, the duo take over this week’s mix of the week!
00:00 Belau ft. Amahla – Risk It All (Hillsdom Remix)
01:30 Alix Perez, Halogenix – Perfect Stranger
03:20 Shy Fx ft. Gappy Ranks – Warning (Bou Remix)
04:50 Hyroglifics – Day by Day
06:41 Hillsdom ft. Sayntei – Tell Me Your Lifes
08:11 Workforce – Heart Crossed
10:47 Objectiv, Hyroglifics – Happy Ending
12:50 Tom Finseter – You Too Much
15:36 Alix Perez – Someone Else
16:44 Camo & Krooked – Turn Up the Music (Pola & Bryson Remix)
17:51 Break, Kyo – The Edge of Time (Workforce Remix)
19:43 Waeys – Mapper
21:12 Upgrade – What it Means
22:20 Hillsdom – Thoughtless
24.30 Tokimonsta ft. Vanjess – Come and Go (Halogenix Remix)
26:03 Ekko & Sidetrack – Combat
26:47 Hillsdom ft. Solo Jane – Can’t Lie
28:39 Dub Elements – Like That
29:45 Imanu – Nonplus (Skantia Remix)
30:53 Visages – About You
33:38 Ownglow – LA
34:13 Degs – Sleepless ft. Pola & Bryson
36:48 Machinedrum & Holly – Berry Patch (Halogenix Remix)
37:34 Buunshin – No Match
39:26 Noisia – Motion Blur
40:55 Hillsom – Braggadacio
42:25 Culture Shock – Get Physical
43:54 Document One – Reaching Out
44:39 Hillsdom ft. Novokan3 – Colours
46:22 Document One – Cosmic Funk
48:16 RL Grime & Juelz – Formula (Imanu Remix)
50:00 Workforce – Your Loss (Halogenix Remix)
51:32 Hillsdom x Tabou – Stone Soul