Fade Up :: Hatch

January 14th 2014


Every week, Fade Up sets you up on a hot date with an emerging Australian producer who Sandro Dallarmi thinks are worth getting to know. You can hear the new Fade Up mixtape before it hits the Flog by tuning into Sandro’s show on FBi, The Mixing Bowl.


In a word, Hatch is restless. The Sydney DJ/producer/ has flitted between a whole heap of different sounds in pursuit of something he can truly call his own. He hasn’t quite achieved that yet, but he’s making some damn good stuff along the way. From monstrous club tracks to soul-warming jams with live instrumentation, he’s an extremely talented dude who you should keep your eye on.


Meet Hatch



Sandro :: You used to go by the name Pop The Hatch. Have you developed an unwarranted hatred towards three-letter words, or is there some artistic reason for the switch up?

Hatch :: Pop The Hatch was my original alias which focused towards bass music and the heavier sides of the electronic music spectrum. I still enjoy listening and producing these styles however I felt I needed to differentiate my musical tastes into a separate project.  The word “Hatch” represents the birth of new life, so I felt artistically that this was a suitable name to use. To me it represents the rebirth of my sound, and I felt it worked really well as it was already part of my name so I dropped the “Pop The” and it became “Hatch” haha.

It seems like a huge amount of effort went into creating the video for your cover of RÜFÜS’ ‘Sundream’, not to mention the intricacies of the cover itself. What sort of a process did you have to go through to create the whole thing?

I was initially inspired by listening to RÜFÜS‘ album. The combination of contemporary dance sounds and live instrumentation is something that appeals to me, amongst many other live electronic acts.

I started by breaking down all the melodic and rhythmic elements and thought about how I could bring my own twist to it.  Once I got the general vibe rolling I set up some cameras around my studio capturing myself laying down the parts. I wanted to edit the footage in a way that people could understand all the different layers which come together to make something unique.

How did your new collaborative EP with Present Jackson come about? It’s definitely not club music, which is a big point of difference from the stuff you’ve released in the past.

This EP was purely about experimentation, trying to create something without a preconceived notion of what genre it should be and to just simply have fun writing.  Most of this EP was recorded live and we usually used the first take of each recording, so the music is quite raw in that regard – full of little glitches and crackles throughout the tracks.

We weren’t trying to create the next big dance club banger, but instead testing out new tricks and techniques for future productions!


  • Hatch :: Fade Up Mixtape #21



Shigeto :: ‘First Saturn Return’

Bonobo :: ‘First Fires’

Ben Pearce :: ‘What I Might Do (Kilter Remix)’

Dillion Francis :: ‘Without You feat. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (Hayden James Remix)’

DJ Shadow :: ‘Midnight In A Perfect World’

Amerie :: ‘Why Don’t We Fall In Love (Kaytranada Remix)’

Chrome Sparks :: ‘Cosmic Claps Of Love’



Hatch | The Mixing Bowl | Fade Up



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