With a wide variety of releases over the last 4 years, Hagan has established himself as a child of UK Funky, drawing heavily from a rich African palette and melding various styles in an undoubtedly UK way. His music has a tribal feel with hints to an African aesthetic whilst maintaining firm roots in London, staying true to the gritty and bass heavy sounds that the city is renowned for. His track God Bless House, along with Talking Drum first gave the then 18 year old the opportunity to grasp the attention of others who were experimenting with the darker UK Funky sound. This led to the completion of his first EP, Deep In The Village, on Soupu Music which received strong support on Rinse FM and Kiss 100.
Hagan’s remix work has steered him to further explore and assortment of African cultural influences. Champion’s track Sensitivity, given an Afrohouse remake by Hagan, was hugely supported by Champion himself and played a significant role towards Hagan’s Ministry of Sound Radio interview. The consistency was maintained when Hagan brought out his remix of Mista Silva’s Boomboomtah amongst many others which proved how distinct his sound was.
Capturing the attention of Bass label Car Crash Set, Hagan delivered yet another powerful EP, Afrodub, this time exploring the darker dub sides to his productions. The release contained four high powered Bass cuts tightly wound within percussive elements from ‘Untitled’ to the stripped back UK bass inflected ‘Sticks And Stones’, which has received support from Roska, Dusk and Blackdown, Marcus Nasty, Champion, Wen, and Mssingno to name a few as well as two tracks being featured in Beneath’s FACT mix.
After the huge response to his “AfroDub” EP, Hagan returned to Car Crash Set with his “Holding On” EP, stepping up with four floor charged tracks supported in Pixelord’s Nest HQ mix, Doctor Jeep, Funkystepz, Roska, Mssingno and lots more.
With the success seen in the past few years, this young London producer aims to elevate his definitive rhythm rolling compositions and expand on his propulsive sound, working on original material and collaborations set to promote his steady growing platform.
It goes without saying that the future looks bright for this young upcoming artist. With future tracks ready to be pushed and released, it won’t be long until we hear more of that Hagan sound on dance floors.