Hammer

Hammer


Glasgow, GB
Agent: David Oyston
Press Kit

Upcoming Shows

Fri Jun 14 - Motion, Bristol
Fri Jul 5 - Upstairs, Inverness
Sat Jul 6 - Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore
Fri Jul 19 - On The Beach, Brighton
Fri Jul 19 - Percolate x On The Beach Afterparty at Concorde 2, Brighton
Thu Jul 25 - Sub Club Afters, Glasgow
Thu Jul 25 - SWG3 Yard, Glasgow
Fri Aug 9 - Houghton Festival, Norfolk
Sat Nov 2 - Gonzo's Two Room, Norwich
Fri Dec 6 - The Warehouse Project, Manchester

Biography

Hammer is known for his love of deep rolling arps, old analogue synths and big euphoric melodies.

Launching 2 labels, Remmah and Italo Hiits over the past few years, he is a hugely popular festival and club booking at the likes of Love International, Panorama Bar, Glastonbury, Fabric, Phonox, Houghton and headlined AVA Festival in his hometown of Belfast.

This year, Remmah celebrated its 11th release with a Remmah Rundown compilation featuring 11 both established and emerging artists, including Optimo’s JG Wilkes, whilst featuring debut releases from Anna Gram, Kilimanjaro, Stevie Cox and Ysanne. Anna, Stevie and Kilimanjaro all went on to release huge records on other established labels in what was a lucrative year for all 3 artists. Following the success of the Remmah compilation release across the spectrum of the electronic music media – including Mixmag, DJ Mag, Ransom Note, Electronic Groove and more – the label then released an EP from Rhythm From Mars and New Delhi’s FILM. Forthcoming on Remmah is an EP from Sonic Juncture, out 8th December.

What started as a personal label project, has now become a platform to launch new talent into the industry. Giving space to debut artists from all backgrounds around the world – including Sublime Sound, Stevie Cox and his release; the hugely successful ‘Sickwave’, a collaboration with Killimanjaro, after the enormous success of debut EP Muleña EP, a with a Tornado Wallace remix and Hammer’s biggest self release record so far – the label continues to go from strength to strength.

Much of his output is road tested on his monthly Rinse FM residency, with shows, mixes and podcasts for BBC Radio 1, Radio 6 Music, Beats In Space, Insomniac Radio, John Digweed’s Transitions Radio and Fabric to name a few. Additionally, he has recorded live streams at the Saatchi Gallery with Feel My Bicep, B2B live stream for Warehouse Project and Resident Advisor with Sally C, and a Boiler Room show in Vienna.

Hammer will continue creating sell out vinyls on The Hammer Hits white label, like ‘Love Somebody’ and ‘Strong Enough’. With Hammer, you know there’s always more to come with a huge new disco edit planned, a track that was tried and tested at Houghton Festival. Plus, he has created an Italo Hiits label, born out of his fund raising home workouts, giving himself and his audience a music orientated wellness space that was as high energy as the tracks he made for it, ‘I Wanna Be Like You’ is a pure slice of Hi NRG nostalgia. With 3 colour vinyl releases to date, the label is dedicated to his indulgent modern take on Italo Disco.

This year he built his own studio in SWG3, Glasgow, where he continues to make music on a daily basis and plans to turn it into a space for live sets and radio shows. Hammer’s many collaborations come from a love of people and creativity. Finishing 2023 strong with ‘Marabou’, a piano led disco track made with Storken and released on vinyl with Running Back. Hammer’s final release of 2023 was on Permanent Vacation with some big house sounds on ‘Pearl’. With a vinyl release due out in January on Skylax Records, 2024 is set to be another big year for the Northern Irish producer, DJ and label head honcho.

Upcoming Shows

Fri Jun 14 - Motion, Bristol
Fri Jul 5 - Upstairs, Inverness
Sat Jul 6 - Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore
Fri Jul 19 - On The Beach, Brighton
Fri Jul 19 - Percolate x On The Beach Afterparty at Concorde 2, Brighton
Thu Jul 25 - Sub Club Afters, Glasgow
Thu Jul 25 - SWG3 Yard, Glasgow
Fri Aug 9 - Houghton Festival, Norfolk
Sat Nov 2 - Gonzo's Two Room, Norwich
Fri Dec 6 - The Warehouse Project, Manchester