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Hugh McClure

What's so good?
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In the convoluted world that is the Australian music industry, it's nice to come across artists doing things a bit differently once in a while. One of those few keeping things interesting is Sydney resident Hubert Clarke Jr, who's settling back into the scene after spending some time abroad honing his significant talents. We were first introduced to his work earlier this year, bringing you our thoughts on "Pure Brita Water" (one of the tracks off his debut EP, Filtered Juice), a seriously impressive piece of work.

Thankfully, we haven't had to wait long for new material; the producer released his new single "Heart/Mind" earlier today. A change-up from the smoothness of his last single, this one has a distinctly sharper edge to it. Also of note is its clear jungle influences, drawing references to artists like Ras_G and some of Madlib's more experimental work.

It's pure adventure, with Clark Jr. taking us on a journey through his unpredictable beat-making style. What's most impressive about this artist is his unwillingness to conform to what is "in" at the moment (and in doing so, challenging the listener to do the same!), giving his incredible production even more credibility.

This is the first single off Hubert Clarke Jr's second EP, due for release in the coming months. If you're digging this, make sure to visit his previous works over on SoundCloud.