Teki Latex invited Hodge down for the fifty-fourth episode of his “DJ television program”.
Teki Latex must be a busy man. Alongside his work as an artist and co-running the Sound Pellegrino label, the Parisian finds the time to broadcast the “DJ Television programme”, Overdrive Infinity. Combining a roster of local talent (Crackboy, Low Jack, Bambounou) with coveted artists from abroad (including the likes of Murlo and L-Vis 1990), the weekly show plays host to some of electronic music’s more intriguing figures.
Last week Teki called on Jake Martin aka Hodge for the fifty-fourth episode, and he duly delivered. Running at just over an hour, the Bristol-based artist crammed a blend of brooding atmospheres and weighty rhythms with unreleased music from Randomer, Peverelist, Kowton, Tessela, Alex Coulton and Semtek.
Starting as one half of Outboxx, Martin’s muscular productions are miles away from the disco-tinged house he makes under that name. They’re a hell of a lot darker for one. He’s been a journeyman of sorts, with eleven outings on ten different labels. Nearly half the Hodge releases have come from Bristolian institutions like Punch Drunk and Hotline, but Martin has also delivered for less likely sources, including the much talked about Berceuse Heroique imprint. Seeming to improve with every release, the future looks bright for the West Country native.
Overdrive Infinity broadcasts every Friday at 20:00 CET.