If you’re into Hugo’s trademark retro cinematic sounds, you will definitely like this mix. You’ll even hear an orchestra warming up at the beginning! If you are yet to hear his music, then this mix is a great representation of what he is all about. Hugo uses a lot of tracks with flute parts in the mix which makes sense since it is a big part of his music as well. However, there are many many instruments represented in these tracks so you’ll definitely get what you’re looking for with this mix.
There are a couple of Kant’s own tracks in the mix (“June” and “The Chord Cracker” from his album “I Don’t Want to be an Emperor” One of my favorite additions to the mix was TM Juke & The Jack Baker Trio’s “Yeah The Crab.” The track features a perfect mix of a hip hop beat with big horn stabs and even a little surf guitar to give it that unique retro cinematic feel. I have to say it again, if there’s an artist that tries to get that David Holmes soundtrack feel into music, it’s Hugo Kant. He just “gets” it.
For you chill out fiends out there, there’s the trip-hop sound of “Over the Coals” by Tipper as well as the back beat filled “Tired and Awake” by Hidden Orchestra which has a great deep stand up bass melody and builds into an awesome sweeping orchestral sound.
This mix will definitely tide me over until Hugo’s next project. You can download it for free from his Soundcloud page or just listen below.