A master of blending genres and traversing broad tempo spectrums – Hywel’s sound is indefinable in rigid terms. But his colourful selections always share one common trait: the ability to inject a tangible energy into the dance floor.
Soaking up the sounds of the UK’s underground free party scene as a teen, Hywel’s enthusiasm for collecting records kicked off with jungle and early dubstep. These influences are still clearly recognisable in his recent sets, along with an assortment of genres that Hywel has developed a keen interest in since. Breaks, acid, ambient, trance – his selections know no boundaries.
His move to Bristol in 2010 marked Hywel’s transition from collector to the club. Holding a residency at Motion, he gained international recognition supporting the likes of Groove Armada and Pete Tong. It was these experiences that led Hywel to start his own club night, Eminent. At the forefront of the electronic music scene, Eminent continues to push innovative dance music. Holding nights in Berlin, London and Bristol, the crew are already making waves.
Flying solo, Hywel has had an eventful year, playing Glastonbury and OFFSonar week, whilst also becoming a more regular face in Amsterdam. Now hosting Eminent’s own show on Bristol-based Noods and 1020 Radio, as well as making guest appearances on Rinse France, Red Light Radio and Reprezent, Hywel is no stranger to taking control of the airwaves. Collaborating with other unique artists including Eddy Larkin, Placid and Comma Collective, he permeates his own unconventional style into every encounter.
While continuing to evolve as a diverse musician, Hywel is now channeling his unique insights of the underground scene into his latest venture – Eminent Agency. Committed to providing music with passion and integrity, the agency also focuses on social responsibility with the Eminent Foundation. Speaking on the subject of Mental Health at ADE 2019, Hywel’s dedication to better mental health in the music industry runs deep.
It promises to be an exciting year for Hywel as he continues to grow as a multifaceted artist.
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