The Subtheory is a synth-based project from
composer, writer, DJ and producer Andy Hill.
With a long career working with major record labels and two critically acclaimed albums behind him with his Death of Hi Fi project, Hill is exploring the deeper electronic side of his music and influences.
The Subtheory’s sound speaks of Andy Hill’s experience splitting his time between the UK and Los Angeles but it isn’t straight up palm trees and Testarossas. The music draws from a darker, grittier version of a neo-retro dystopia: Bladerunner noir meets cyberpunk detective?
Andy Hill has always loved making music starting off with his parents’ mono record collection as he created on-the-fly remixes with pause buttons and the early days of MPC samplers before moving into the fully digital age of software DAWs.
Through the years, Hill has experimented and explored many genres but with a
sustained ethos to create music that moves people - whether it be their feet,
their hearts or their minds.
Andy Hill’s music has been featured on BBC primetime TV, in Working Title films and on TV sporting event coverage including the Olympics, Boxing, American Football, European Football Championships, and the legendary Match of the Day.
Hill has produced and remixed other artists of many genres - his most recent “Summertime” collaboration with Janelle Monae’s lead guitarist and musical director, Kellindo Parker.
His single “Swim Away” finished as a semi-finalist in the 2015 UK Song of the Year competition.
Away from his own music Hill also presents a fortnightly electronic music radio show, is an avid hiker and climber having summited Mount Kilimanjaro. He is also a committed supporter of human rights causes.
Synths swirl, wow and bubble ominously, electronic beats clatter and click with steely precision and at times you can almost hear the rain sheeting down onto grim, grey pavements.
Evokes a city full of corruption, danger and crime through its cold, technological and sometimes sparse soundscape...a sonic landscape that had quite a bit of depth to it