It’s 808 Day so why not put out another 808 and 303 laced dance tune! This is my latest track “Disco Brutus (F.L.O.)“. I’ve been sitting on it for a while and felt that now was a great time to share it you all. For more of the media release-y stuff keep on readin’ 🙃
Dive into the year 2323 with the enthralling new synthwave track, “Disco Brutus (F.L.O.)“. This cybernetic symphony is the latest track from the future’s favourite humanoid Panda, Dr Hitchcock. Imprisoned in a hexagonal TARDIS-like enclosure, he fills the void with his sassy synthesizer sounds. Thrilling listeners across dimensions, his latest creation fervently echoes the rhythmic pulse of a future lost yet fondly remembered!?
For fans of:
Harold Faltermeyer – Axel F (Beverly Hills Cop theme)
Roland TB-303 and TR-808
Synthwave, Italo Disco, House
Dr Hitchcock – bio
From the vibrant streets of Narrm | Brunswick West, Melbourne, emerges the musical tech lord, Dr Hitchcock. Originally from the lush landscapes of Taranaki, Aotearoa | New Zealand, Dr Hitchcock has evolved from his mid-90s Rave and Grunge roots to become a captivating DJ and a burgeoning music producer.
With decades of DJ experience, he crafts a mesmerizing blend of Indie, Psych Rock, ElectroClash, Techno, and House. Recently supporting James Curd (Greenskeepers), Tom Cosm (Aotearoa), and Markj | Mr Soundfood (Taranaki, NZ), Dr Hitchcock’s live and DJ sets paint dancefloors with a vivid sonic palette that’s impossible to resist.
Not content with just DJing, Dr Hitchcock has taken the plunge into music production and performing live over the past 18 months, unveiling his own original tracks. These releases showcase his innate ability to transcend genres, infusing each creation with a dash of his eclectic influences.
My good friend Kerry asked if I could play her birthday party. Fresh off a banger of a gig at Obie’s I thought “hells yeah!”. The brief was upbeat party vibes so I played the likes of Justice, Bowie, Gameboy/Gamegirl, Haiku Hands, Soulwax, Uffie, Duck Sauce, The Rapture as well as one of my own towards the end. Party on yo!
Artist – Song Dr Hitchcock – Dark Lorde 8888 feat. Ben Johnson (of course 😘) Phillipi – 9000 Red Axes – Some Lights Carl Cox & Fatboy Slim – Speed Trials on Acid feat. Dan Diamond (Riton Extended Mix) Tiga – Mind Dimension 2 – 2022 edit Unloved & Raven Violet – Turn of the Screw – Erol Alkan Rework Wet Leg – Too Late Now – Soulwax Remix LO’99 – Acid Worldwide – “XY” Remix Benjamin Fröhlich – Club Fantasy – DJ City Remix Channel Tres – Acid In My Blood Yazmine – Spell (Stullett Remix) Radiohead – Climbing Up The Walls (Zero 7 Mix)
After 25 years of DJing Dr Hitchcock, aka Benet Hitchcock, has released his first original song “Dark Lorde 8888”.
A dark 303 acid bassline and spacious 808 drums drive the listener on, as melancholic keys from the Microfreak encourages them to look around. Before too long a distant voice shares what we’re really here to do. Dr Hitchcock describes his new track as a “Stumble-trip through the dark cyber valley on your way to the pixelated castle high up on the hill.”
Over the years Dr Hitchcock has run indie dance club nights, such as the Mixtape Connection, launched underground Internet radio station 8K.NZ, programmed the airwaves for independent FM station RDU 98.5 and released the Ōtautahi (Christchurch) mix CD “This is NOT the Christchurch Sound – Vol. 1”. 2022 sees his first solo effort hitting the ones and zeros.
The past seven years have been a little quiet on the music front due to his young family, but six months ago during preparation for the move from Ōtautahi to Narrm (Melbourne) he caught the synthesiser bug. “Dark Lorde 8888” is what he hopes will be the first of many songs to come.
This is not the first time Dr H and Ben have played together. In 2007 they collaborated on the Electro Pussy Posse (EPP) track “Minor Enlightenment” which closed the “This is NOT the Christchurch Sound – Vol. 1” compilation.
“Dark Lorde 8888 feat. Ben Johnson” by Dr Hitchcock is available on Bandcamp, Soundcloud and all the usual streaming platforms.
Artist: Dr Hitchcock Song: Dark Lorde 8888 feat. Ben Johnson Credits: Performed and programmed by Dr Hitchcock playing the Novation Circuit Tracks, Roland TB-03 and Arturia Microfreak. Epiphone Les Paul and Boss ME-80 played by Ben Johnson.