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Duke Hugh - Greenleaf
Canvas

Duke Hugh  —  Canvas

"Canvas takes in everything from fluttering jazz, dreamy downtempo excursions, lo-fi funk, and glistening electronica custom built for this time of year."

We're very happy to present to you the debut release from Duke Hugh just as the artist intended. Bradley met Duke Hugh in Amsterdam, when he handed him a green USB stick after a show. He played the promos in the empty club and the first track immediately grabbed his attention - he knew it was something special. When he remembered the hook to Green Leaf the next morning he signed the release almost instantly.
Each song has its own essence, there is absolutely no filler and the entire double pack sits together as a perfect whole. Flirting with aspects of broken beat, Jazz, hip hop and dreamy electronica - Duke Hugh winds together a most idiosyncratic release equally at home on the peak time dancefloor as it would be for a long road trip. Canvas is a big statement from an artist who's here to stay.
1
Butterflies
02.12
2
Greenleaf
04.29
3
Church In The Wild
01.15
4
Home
05.36
5
2005
03.53
6
Loft Nights
03.39
7
Your Number
05.06
8
Believe
03.48
9
Canvas
04.43
Canvas

"Most of my songs start as one thing and end up as something else"

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Hugh's musical prowess and understanding is enforced by his ability to flirt with a variety of genres, putting these into practice spinning records by night at his own loft parties in Amsterdam whilst by day you'll find him making software. All part of juggling life as a dj, producer and family man. Bradley met Duke in Amsterdam, when he handed him a green USB stick after a show. He played the promos in the empty club and the first track immediately grabbed his attention - he knew it was something special. When he remembered the hook to Green Leaf the next morning he signed Canvas almost instantly.
Hailing from Groningen, a small city in the Netherlands, Duke Hugh toyed with instruments throughout his life, making a variety of beats from classical to hip hop to reggae sounds. His productions tread the fine line between broken beat with dreamy electronic hues through to some jazzy shades of hip hop. Duke Hugh's future shines bright, with dope music to take you on a journey to a euphoric world of goosebumps and good vibes, he is a powerful selector full of fierce riddims to get you dancing.
Emily Hill
Published Wed 23 Nov