Air Tapes is the brand new artist project from Irish producer Hubie Davison. Hubie’s previous releases have drawn comparisons to Four Tet, Caribou & Nicolas Jaar and have been praised by Vice, DJ Mag, The Wire, XLR8R and Clash. He’s had releases on Berlin’s Leisure System, Midland’s Regraded label and the legendary R&S with support coming from DJs such as Radio 1’s Jaguar as well as Jamie XX, Eats Everything, Seth Troxler and Tom Ravenscroft at 6 Music.
Hubie has evolved as an artist, his progression prompted the name change, this new sound deserves its own vehicle. The playful, joyous production style conjures a warm glow whilst the melodic hooks and ‘found sounds’ roots the music to reality, grounded yet free. ‘The Cat’ bursts out of the ether, a slithering analogue propulsive aural bubble bath whilst the title track ‘Computer Music’ is also worth noting as it features Hubie’s own vocals for the first time, set in a soundscape of future sounds yet once again rooted in traditional elements. Welcome Air Tapes, familiar yet new.