An AV mix designed for the club from visual artist and producer HDMIRROR.
“Dysfunctional dance music” is how HDMIRROR describes their singular style of hard club music. A blend of razor-sharp gabber, trance and rave that wears its ’90s influences proudly, HDMIRROR’s music nevertheless fits into the hyper-modern bracket occupied by producers such as Errorsmith, EVOL, SOPHIE and Lorenzo Senni.
Originally from South Africa but now based in Berlin, HDMIRROR has released several projects on Bandcamp over the past few years, but it’s in a live setting that their music fully comes to life. As you can hear from the spontaneous energy generated on live recordings from CTM Festival and Unsound, HDMIRROR makes music for the club first.
HDMIRROR frequently creates intense visuals to accompany these live sets, all of which come with strobe warnings. These disorienting collages make use of lysergic textures, neon colours, found footage and rapid edits in ways that cleverly play with the conventions of big stage audiovisual club sets.
This week’s Fact Mix is a recording of a series of A/V live shows, which HDMIRROR debuted at Lunchmeat Festival 2019. “The set was made to be experienced in a real world setting causing havoc on dancefloors,” HDMIRROR says.
The mix is a continuation of HDMIRROR experimenting with releasing music only as A/V pieces. “The set may or may not include tracks from an upcoming release.”
Warning: This video contains strobe effects throughout
HDMIRROR – ‘TRUST’
HDMIRROR – ‘ZERO’
HDMIRROR – ‘BUILDER’
HDMIRROR – ‘THE HELPER’
HDMIRROR – ‘SWEEP’
HDMIRROR – ‘ASSEGAI’
HDMIRROR – ‘TOTAL 2’
HDMIRROR – ‘BETTER HIT’
HDMIRROR – ‘FEEL’
HDMIRROR – ‘WHAT’S CHANGED’
Gabber Eleganza x HDMIRROR – ‘SEEN IT’
HDMIRROR – ‘HOOVERKLUB’
HDMIRROR – ‘CHANNEL’
RUI HO – ‘Wings of Light (HDMIRROR RMX)’
aamourocean x HDMIRROR – ‘CHORAL’
HDMIRROR – ‘PEACEMAKER’
HDMIRROR – ‘THE GATE’
HDMIRROR – ‘GUIDED’
HDMIRROR – ‘BURST OPEN’
HDMIRROR – ‘ALARM BELLS’
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