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The SM Corporation

Hammer '86

Shock World Service

Released: 11th September 2015 | 7 track synth pop ep

Having sat undiscovered for 30 years in an attic in Dublin, Hammer is a synthwave record that has been likened to acts such as Hard Corps, Nitzer Ebb, Depeche Mode & Severed Heads and has received plaudits from DJs such as Trevor Jackson, JG Wilkes (Optimo), Philip Sherburne (Pitchfork), Veronica Vasicka (Minimal Wave) & Richard Sen.

Previously only available as a limited edition vinyl, the digital release comes with 7 tracks including mixes by JD Twitch (Optimo), 3 new remixes & the recently discovered 1986 dub version of the track.

The release has picked up lots of interst from collectors of rare synthwave/cold wave & rare electropop. In a similar vein to releases on labels such as Minimal Wave. Mannequin & Dark Enteries & releases such as the Cold Waves & Minimal Electronics compilations. As such the track is regularly played on shows such as Optmo's show Rinse FM, Debonair, Alien Jams & The Do You Show on NTS Radio.

"Wasn’t aware of the band, really great!"
Trevor Jackson, NTS
"This track; 'Hammer' is really special! + Great Lakes Mystery version is f*ckin' Killer."
Jonnie Wilkes, Optimo
"This sounds great! I'm looking forward to hearing all the material"
Veronica Vasicka, Minimal Wave
"Fits snugly with the John Carpenter-loving aesthetic of the Italians Do It Better crew"
The Quietus, The Quietus
"These remixes sound great!"
Philip Sherburne, Pitchfork
"This sounds awesome!"
Chloe Fieda, NTS
"Wow very nice + great video!"
Charlie Bones, NTS
"Liking the Great Lakes Mystery soundscape vibes. However, it's the Sawbones Afraid Of The Dark mix which is my fave and should work on the dancefloor - quality psychedelic dark disco!"
Richard Sen, Padded Cell
"Love these releases!"
Ali Renualt, Cyber Dance
"These are great, thanks for sending them to me!"
Tim Sweeney, Beats In Space