Being influenced by the likes of Aphex Twin to Jeff Mills, Martyn’s sound is a hybrid. He tends not to follow one particular path of production; his style refuses to be pigeonholed. Is it New Rave? or could it be Techno Bass? This crossover, eclectic blend is carried over to his DJ sets, which combines the soulful with the downright dirty. A truly banging hard funk mix!
While living in Leeds, UK, Martyn promoted and was resident of ‘Audio Science’, an underground, uncompromising dance night where some of the leading names in techno regularly appeared. It was through these nights that Martyn first started playing out his own dub plates, which grabbed the attention of a number of labels including Glen Wilson and Mike Humphries’ ‘Punish’ imprint (leading to Martyn’s first release – Armageddon’) and later Ben Long’s ‘Potential Recordingz’ to which he is now signed.
Under Potential, it was Martyn’s first two releases (Bitchin’ and ‘Hare of the Dog EP’) which gained him worldwide respect, including a Top 5 Tunes of the Moment review in Ministry magazine and plays on Radio 1. With major releases on Christian Smith’s Tronic’ label and Umek’s Recycled Loops’ as well as the setting up of his own labels ‘Tremors’ and Emetic’, DJing across Europe and having the top voted mix on dj-sets.com for nearly two months, Martyn Hare is quickly making a name for himself in all the right places and is definitely one of the scene’s rising stars.