Hybrid (band)

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Hybrid are a British electronic music group based in Swansea, formed around the duo of Mike Truman and Chris Healings. They are primarily known as a progressive breaks act, although they overlap considerably with progressive house and trance.

History

Their first album Wide Angle (released in 1999) garnered attention for its combination of progressive house and nu skool breaks with vocals and symphonic textures (they hired the Russian Federal Orchestra for the string sections). Julee Cruise supplied many of the vocals for Wide Angle. The music's cinematic feel and scope have led to comparisons with Massive Attack and Underworld.

They then returned to a period concentrating on making dancefloor-orientated singles and remixes. They are known as profilic remixers, listing over 100 remixes of over 40 artists, including Radiohead, Alanis Morissette, BT, DJ Rap, The Orb, Jean Michel Jarre, The Future Sound Of London, Unkle, Moby and The Crystal Method. An album's worth of these remixes were digitally mixed and released as a CD in 2001.

For their followup artist album proper, 2003's Morning Sci-Fi, they added semi-permanent vocalists and guitarists, Adam Taylor and Tim Hutton (both on the album and when performing live) with a guest appearance from New Order alumnus Peter Hook. Hybrid also supported Moby during a live tour in 2000.

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