Released on 2nd June, HNGT’s ‘Rebel’ EP is the next in a line of impressive releases on one of Techno’s fastest-rising labels… Hailing from Brusque, Brazil, Ricardo Hingst (known artistically as HNGT) is quickly becoming one of the country’s most exciting prospects. Raising his profile as a DJ and producer with performances at D EDGE, Elfortin, Terraza and Surreal, and releases on the likes of Createch and now Victor Ruiz’s VOLTA imprint, HNGT is well on his way to being one of Brazil’s leading electronic names.
HNGT’s debut on VOLTA is an impressive three-tracker showcasing a depth in musicality with a firm grasp on modern techno flavours. Beginning with the title track, ‘Rebel’ dives straight into hard-hitting rhythms and rippling resonance. Firm drums and driving hat grooves pave the way for an onslaught of ethereallaced melodies embraced by a soulful female vocal hook, blending in and out of atmospheric breakdowns to carve out a stunning opening track. ‘Artificial Awareness’ comes next, bringing racy ominous vibes from the outset. Another impressive display of synth-led techno is on display here, building around gritty electronic textures, glitchy fills and a robotic vox to deliver a darkened peak-time stomper.
‘Future World’ closes the release with a moody interplanetary persona, highlighting more of HNGT’s boundless creativity and writing skills. A constant ebb and flow of climatic builds and potent drops with progressively expansive soundscapes and futuristic nuances throughout to round off a profound debut. HNGT’s ‘Rebel’ EP is available from 2nd June 2023 on Victor Ruiz’s VOLTA.
ABOUT HNGT Ricardo Hingstsigns as HNGT to bring to light his musical project that permeates Techno sounds. His music path started in 2018 when he first visited the legendary Warung Beach Club and fell in love with electronic music. In 2019, he started to learn DJing and music production, and continued studying and practising until 2021, when the project became official with his first EP on his mentor Tarter’s Label “Createch”. Since then he has maintained consistency, with expressive releases that resulted in good positions on Beatport’s top charts, attracting attention and support from various artists, including big names such as Victor Ruiz and Sama AbdulHadi, who has been playing his tracks on big events and festivals around the world. This productive consistency and dedication also gave HNGT great debuts on some of the main clubs in Brazil, such as D EDGE, Elfortin, Terraza and Surreal.