The Subtheory is a synth-based project from
composer, writer, DJ and producer Andy Hill.
With a long music career working with major record labels and with two critically acclaimed albums with his Death of Hi Fi project, he is exploring a deeper electronic music side of his influences.
The Subtheory’s sound isn’t straight up palm trees and Ferraris, but a darker, grittier version of a neo-retro dystopia. Bladerunner noir meets cyberpunk detective.
Starting off with his parents' mono record collection, creating on-the-fly remixes with pause buttons, to the early days of MPC samplers before moving into the fully digital age of software DAWs, Andy's ethos has always been to create music that moved people - whether it be their feet, their hearts or their minds.
His music has been featured on BBC primetime TV, in Working Title movies, Olympic broadcasts, Boxing, American Football and European Football Championships coverage, as well as the legendary BBC Match of the Day.
He has produced and remixed other artists of all genres. He has also finished as a semi-finalist in the song of the year competition in 2015 for “Swim Away”.
Away from his own music he also presents a fortnightly radio show, is a libra, a vegetarian, a techie and has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.
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