Louis Richardson aka Hypho aka INHALE is a Manchester based music producer with support from the likes of Marcus Nasty, Deekline, Hybrid Theory, Serial Killaz and Dappa, to name just a few. Known for his dark, crisp, UK Bass productions, we've been following him for a while and so were excited to hear his chilled side in the form of alias "INHALE". We had the silky smooth track "Live for the days" on repeat since the first play so we caught up with at the end of 2015 before his December gig at Lakota, Bristol.
"For me, all genres are great so why stick to one?"
Why did you decide to put these tracks online under an alias?
I Have lots of chilled productions done and also on there way, so instead of not putting them up I've created ''Inhale'' from my more chill side.
Do you think it's always necessary to have an alias when releasing music that's different from your norm?
Not always im just leaning so far away from the dark side with these production I thought they needed another place to live.
Has where you grew up and where you're based now had much influence over what you produce?
I grew up in Carlisle, the music scene there was not very strong, me and a my mates had grew up listening to all types of music. I'd say ever where you go and people you meet influence your music.
Tell us a little about the differences between RALA, Hypho and Inhale.
RALA - the collaboration project between me and WATSN came around because we both produced together alot and became great friends, we joined up as a team to bring you something dirty and satisfying.
Hypho - is my solo project which started in 2013, Started making house music which quickly came to and end after getting better and productions. This enabled me to start making the dark music that I wanted, I just have so much love for Bass music.
INHALE. - This project is a chill/experimental side to Hypho which depending on what mood im in I either produce heavy or chilled, inhale is a home for my chilled music.
"I'll always go for crisp sounds, and put the Hypho touch to my productions."
In your online bio you state "One genre is not enough for my mind". Do you think it's important for a producer to have varied taste or is that completely subjective?
I think producers can do what they want to do with music, its all about yourself and what you want to achieve. For me, all genres are great so why stick to one!
Do you feel that there are continuous elements in your tracks despite the variation?
Ill always go for crisp sounds, and put the Hypho touch to my productions.
Do you think there is a need for events which allow producers to showcase their chilled, downtempo work without the pressure of a dance floor?
Yes 100%, this would be a great thing for the music community.
Have you come across many other bass producers that also harbour a chilled, experimental side?
There are several, to name a few; WATSN , Dutta, Thorpey :)
We're really feeling your Inhale debut, do you think it's something you're likely to build on or is it a temporary depature from your norm?
Everyday i'm building on my music, I'll take everyday as it comes.
You can listen to his debut track as Inhale below.
Interview by Beth Sheldrick
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