- Brian Hyphen (from "A Product")
Musician, producer, remixer
Released debut solo album 'Dice' in 2016
Remixes other artists from time to time
Likes calamari a little too much
Another single due in December
Second solo album due next year
Live shows planned for 2021 but may be postponed due to COVID-19...
Born in Dublin (Ireland), Brian grew up around music and electronics - with music in the family for several generations - and has had a life-long passion for sound, music, editing and production. Brian comes from a family of musicians including his grandfather, Irish accordionist Sonny Brogan, who played with Seán Ó Riada and Ceoltóirí Chualann.
So using a fairly primitive home setup, Brian started producing music in the early 1990s - recording some cassette demos and mixes. Taking a break from music for a few years, Brian ventured into other areas such as acting, mentalism, magic and stand-up comedy "all of which went about as well as you can imagine..." it was time to go back to music again, so Brian studied sound engineering and music properly this time, which then led to building a proper studio, remixing several artists, playing live and recording with World Music pioneers Suns of Arqa, and releasing a solo album Dice in 2016.
Manchester legend John Cooper Clarke's reaction to Brian's solo album was 'Dice - the best thing since bread was sliced', whereas comedian Aidan Killian said that 'this album makes me smile more'. 'Dice' is a ten-track album best listened to in sequence from start to finish, like the old days before we had shuffle and all that. Parts of the album contain little bits of what Brian wrote in the early 1990s, re-recorded, sampled or remixed significantly for the album 21 years later. This does mean of course that Brian has narrowly beaten Kraftwerk’s 20-year record at being painfully slow to release an album.
Brian is currently working on his second solo album which is due for release in 2021. The first single off the album IMPULSE is due on 7th December this year. Brian plans to perform a number of live shows following the album release, featuring reworked versions of tracks from both his own albums plus some unheard and unreleased material. Provided of course that the world isn't still on hold due to that bat...