Now Wave presents Cyril Hahn

Cyril Hahn is making the kind of up for it, game changing edits you might’ve expected from Soulwax back in the early noughties.

By Matthew Tyas | 22 January 2013

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Master of the remix, Cyril Hahn is making the kind of up for it, game changing edits you might’ve expected from Soulwax back in the early noughties – only with all house bounce you could dream of.

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Think echoes of the minimal Jamie XX sound, the funk of the likes of MK and Scottie Deep and you’re getting somewhere close. This is RnB made epic, huge club tunes imbued with soul.

Based in Vancouver (the home of Grimes) and originally from Bern in Switzerland, Cyril is all about the emotion, citing cult alt songwriter Will Oldham/ Bonnie Prince Billy as his biggest influence. On these dates he will be previewing forthcoming original material as well as his famous reworks (Solange / Destiny’s Child / Jessie Ware / Mariah Carey/ HAIM) as part his debut European tour.

His Solange rework, Losing You, was Song of the Day in i-D and his version of Destiny’s Child’s Say My Name has caught the attention of over 2m YouTube viewers. No 1 on Hype Machine, it was selected as the final track by Diplo for his BBC Radio 1 mix show, and posted as a favourite by The XX on their fan page, while BBC Radio1’s Annie Mac touted the record as one of her addictive tracks of 2012. He started the year with a boogie down mix for Rob da Bank, while plans for 2013 include a tour and working with vocalist Gabrielle Aplin on future sounds.

This two venue / two city spectacular is brought to you by Manchester promoters of the year (MEN) Now Wave in association with Mcr urban music crew, Hit + Run. Click here to listen.


The Wire
2A Call Lane,
LS1 6DN. Tel: 01132 340 980
Tickets here

NQ Live
21 Tib Street
M1 1JG.Tel: 0161 834 8188
Tickets here

“Reworking modern classics, Cyril Hahn is the go-to source for the moments most moving re-works. Injecting a dreamy sense of nostalgia into his music, his intelligently layered electronic tapestries feel timeless and hypnotic.”
– i-D Magazine

“…something entirely new and undeniably sexy…we’re sure he won’t die down anytime soon”
– Interview Magazine

“Officially the coolest man in the world right now – 2013 The Ones To Watch.”
– Time Out

“Vancouver native Cyril Hahn is reassembling 90s RnB into a sleek, 21st century creation that’s all his own”
– Wonderland

“Master of remastering. It may not be the first version, but dude is making originals.”

“Cyril Hahn has turned Destiny’s Child ‘Say My Name’ into a warped heartbreak anthem for the post-dubstep generation”
– Mixmag

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