Clodhoppa as an artist makes organic sounding broken beat. Drawing infuences from his entire musical path as bassist, percussionist, guitarist and drummer, the Clodhoppa project merges dub, funk, hip hop, drum n bass, rock, psychedelia and more to create an intriguing sound.
Clodhoppa was always drawn to bass heavy, rhythmical music, so falling into dub, hip hop and jungle seemed natural. The free party scene (do a gig, get in the back of a van, end up at some party in the sticks till the small hours) awoke an interest in electronic sounds and dj culture. The project came about when this new influence of acts such as Cinematic Orchestra, Bonobo, DJ Shadow and Red Snapper showed how you can mix samples and real instruments to create something bigger than both.
With an ep and track out with midnightminustwo in 2009, this year you can expect an ep ‘Keeping the Twilight’, an album; ‘Looking for the Exit’, a few remixes and a live tour with bandmates Antonino Marsala on drums and scratch-meister Kreecha on decks n fx.
Clodhoppa began dj-ing during the mid-90′s in chill out rooms and cafes in Mill parties in Yorkshire when a resident couldn’t make it, and the bug bit there. Still spinning everything from ill to chill he now co-hosts the biweekly Bangwagon show on NSB Radio as well as stints on Brap FM, Breaks FM and guest spots on London’ longest running pirate station Point Blank FM to boot.
Since the early days of free party djing Clod’s enjoyed djing gig home and abroad, including a residency at Point Breakz in Brixton and suporting acts like Atomic Hooligan, Jay Cunning, Myagi, Stanton Warriors, Beta, Mesmer and Johan SoH.
midnightminustwo label sampler mmiiprdct001 2009
tracks: the drop/long grass (ft miss t)
A Version Therapy ep mmiiprdct002 2009
tracks: what’s your loop/jilly jazz/bluegrass lullaby download it here
Three Free mmii ep mmiifree001 2009
tracks: red shoe morning download the Clodhoppa track here
Keeping the Twighlight ep
5 track ep on black dog industries
Falls & Regis – Letter to a Friend (Clodhoppa mix)
coming out in a remix album on myuzyk sometime
Looking for the Exit lp
artist album on black dog industries