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Watch: Hammer delves into his artistic trajectory for Feels Like Future podcast

Sublime Sound interviews the Northern Irish producer in a video recorded during his India Tour

  • Amira Waworuntu
  • 11 April 2024
Watch: Hammer delves into his artistic trajectory for Feels Like Future podcast

Renowned for his deep rolling arps, vintage synths, and euphoric melodies, Rory Hamilton aka Hammer has solidified his position as a driving force in the electronic music sphere.

The Bicep collaborator has launched labels like Remmah and Italo Hiits, providing platforms for both established and emerging artists — Remmah celebrated its 11th release last year with the compilation ‘Remmah Rundown’, featuring emerging talents like Anna Gram, Kilimanjaro, Stevie Cox and Ysanne and their debut releases.

2023 marked a significant year for the Belfast-born-and-bred producer, with the establishment of his studio in Glasgow and notable collaborations with artists like Storken on the piano-led disco track ‘Marabou’ released on vinyl via Running Back, plus dropping the big house sounds of ‘Pearl’ on Permanent Vacation.

Hammer's influence extends through his Rinse FM residency and performances at popular clubs and festivals such as Love International, Panorama Bar, fabric, and Houghton.

His ‘Swerve’ EP is due out in early May on Skylax Records, and is described as “poised to set dance floors ablaze” with its rich, immersive soundscapes, lush, retro-infused synths, and undeniable energy.

In a recorded chat from his India tour which took place in January, Hammer shares his experiences from exploring New Delhi's streets to the ins and outs of London's club scene. This then leads to a discussion on how culture and community shape underground music, sharing his own story from Belfast to Glasgow and back.

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Hammer also talks about his reaction when first coming to India (which he has been doing for five years now), mentioning how “it felt like there was an excitement level that I hadn’t seen in a long time.”

Watch the full video below.

Feels Like Future is spearheaded by Delhi-based artist, Sublime Sound — the solo project of Anhad Khanna, known for his blend of club sounds and traditional dancefloor rhythms. The series also comes in collaboration with the cultural agency, Konnekt and encompasses three key pillars: vibrant club nights, engaging workshops, and a podcast series.

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With a notable presence in the Indian music scene, Sublime Sound has garnered attention through his debut EP 'Final Call' in 2020 and the single 'Colour', establishing himself as a versatile and promising artist. He is also part of the acclaimed Indo-American duo Anhad + Tanner.

Feels Like Future aims to showcase the thriving scene in India by chatting with top artists and industry leaders, diving into their creative journeys, techniques, and cultural impact to ignite conversations, educate, and foster a lively club scene focused on cutting-edge music.

Amira Waworuntu is Mixmag Asia’s Managing Editor, follow her on Instagram.

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