If there was an industry prize for the highest number of underground dance labels launched in the space of a year, Hypercolour bosses Alex Jones and Jamie Russell would win hands down.
Though none of that wouldn't count an iota if each individual label was not absolutely crucial in its own right. Whether it's the low slung deepness found on Glass Table; the robust sub-bass of Sneaker Social Club; Losing Suki's shapeshifting two-step or the slamming house of the motherlode, one thing you can be sure of is quality.
Another collection of brands you can trust are those collated by Found, the Friday night series of bass-friendly house nights at Vauxhall's Hidden. So far this year consisting of Soltek, Red Bull Music Academy, Clone Records, Well Rounded and Audio Doughnuts, it's now turned by monthly after launching over a three-month period last Autumn to become one of the most on-point promotions doing its thing in London today.
It makes perfect sense, then, that on Friday 29th June Jamie and Found will cross paths when Blink presents its Glass Table showcase to Hidden with a DJ set from Jimmy Edgar, Kyle Hall, Catz 'N Dogz, Ste Roberts and Tom Demac (live) in room one, and DJ Rum, Tessela Darlene, South London Ordnance and Pedestrian in the other hosted by 2nd Drop Records.
As if that's not enough, Found has gone out to win the loyal and very valued love of the DJ Mag readers by offering a bag of goodies as follows...
1 x signed vinyl copy of Jimmy Edgar 'Majenta' (Hotflush)
1 x Tessela Darlene 'Please EP' (2nd Drop) on vinyl
+ 2nd Drop vinyl, badges and four tickets for the event
All you need to do is send the answer to the following question firstname.lastname@example.org before 6pm on Friday 29th June...
Who runs Hypercolour?
a) Jamie Russell
b) Kurt Russell
c) Jack Russell