Solomun (by day)
Oct 21 - Ziggo Dome
Archie Hamilton has had a remarkable rise up through the ranks of the underground house and techno scene to being one of the most respected artists in his genre.
Working across many of the facets of electronic music, Archie’s penchant for rugged basslines and ethereal atmospherics form his signature sound. A dynamic selector, an accomplished producer and an influential label owner who has spent 10 years managing A&R for his two imprints Moscow Records and Moss Co. on top of Arkityp imprint alongside fellow selector and contemporary Rossko.
Archie launched his first label Moscow Records a decade ago in 2009 as an output for his early productions. Whilst mastering his craft and cutting his teeth in the studio over ten years culminated in Archie reaching the milestone of releasing his debut album ‘Archive Fiction’ this summer.
The 10-track collection merges his musical upbringing with his current tastes, incorporating elements of trip-hop and drum’n’bass alongside deep house, neo jazz, minimal styles and post-90s tech house. There are moments of contemplation, all out dance floor attacks and some very special collaborations, including ‘Eye of The Storm’ with drum’n’bass royalty, Onallee and New York house legend Mr. V, who provides the vocals for ‘Make The Difference’. Archie’s productions have garnered him consistent spins this summer on BBC Radio 1 with his standout club hit ‘Waisted’ being a go-to for Annie Mac, Pete Tong and Danny Howard.
The album has not only further cemented Archie’s standing as one of the most exciting UK breakthrough artists but this year has marked the start of his new artistic evolution. Off the back of the album success, Archie’s also launched his three-part ‘Archive Fiction’ tour this Autumn which will run worldwide until March 2020.