Hi & Saberhagen: The Ransom Note Mix


Based up North, Hi & Saberhägen have become a hotly tipped and sought after duo. Their music has been pushed and supported by the likes of Joy Orbison, Anthony Naples, Tim Sweeney and more. This coming week will see them release on the Proibito label, owned by Anthony Naples, which is quite a claim considering the duo haven't been making music for terribly long at all. There is some real heat and interest surrounding the pair so we thought it would be a good time to ask them to contribute and talk about what lies ahead. Read the interview and listen to the mix below: 

Who are you, where are you and what are you?

I’m Kami he’s Pete, we’re currently torn between working in Glasgow and Edinburgh and we are 2 hot blooded males. 

What does your music sound like?

Our music sounds like an amalgamation of our influences. Pete’s roots are in house and techno whereas most of my listening is occupied in classical and world music. 

How did Hi & Saberhägen find its way to existence?

An appreciation for each others tastes and an urge to produce something out with our comfort zones. I was making experimental, bedroom, lo-fi ditties and Pete was already making a name for himself putting out solid electronic beats in the techno/house tempos. 

Where did the name come from?

It was the combination of 2 names we were already planning on using for solo projects. The names combined with an ampersand sounded better than they did separate so it stuck. 

How did you guys make contact with Anthony?

I run a weekly club night at Sneaky Pete’s and Anthony was one of the names at the top of our list for bookings. We got him to play for us and he was curious about the tracks me and Pete were working on so we sent him over a selection of demos and he picked out the ones that fit on his label. 

How do you find working as a duo, how does the production process work?

Working as a duo has great benefits in that if one of us is struggling with writers block or allocating time to work on music the other can pick up the slack. Sometimes one of us will have the bare bones of a track laid out but can’t find the extra ingredient to tie it together, having another point of view and opinion can really take the music to a higher place.

Where was the mix recorded?

The mix was recorded during the first couple of hours at our all-night party in Nice N Sleazys (Glasgow) a few months ago. What started off as a slow burner turned into a rowdy wee affair.

What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?

Before a mad yin.

What should we be wearing?

A T-shirt and your nekid ass.

Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

SVN – Track 1

What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?

Both are crucial imho.

If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?

Falafel wraps and hummus.

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