Hadouken! have had an interesting career thus far, starting off with a feature on aÂ KitsunÃ© Maison compilation, they have now moved over to the ever expanding Ministry of Sound label, who have the rights to distribute their as-of-yet untitled third album.
Hadouken! were always perfectly structured to adapt to the changing dance music scene that has seen a rapid transformation in the last few years, and their move to MoS is a very shrewd one in my eyes. They have taken the opportunity to re-hook up with Noisia, as well as finding time to hit the studio with DoML favourites: Feed Me,Â Drumsound & Bassline Smith, &Â Gemini.
I’ve noticed that the latest movement in dance music seems to be artistsÂ gravitatingÂ away from performing to fans from behind two CD decks, back to a fully ‘live’ traditional band style setup. Having toured for a number of years now with a lead singer, two guitarists, a synth player, and a drummer, Hadouken! are well placed to lead the charge for fully integrated electronic performances to make a comeback.
Hadouken! announced their return tonight when they gave Zane Lowe the premiere of their brand new promo single “Parasite“, which was produced by D&B-duo Loadstar. “Parasite” probably won’t be the strongest record from their forthcoming album, but it definitely shows a musical maturity from their early rave days (and most importantly it’s a free download). I’m probably hyping them up too much, but I think their album could be very interesting indeed.