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Decades: 2000s
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Hexstatic started under the shorter name of Hex as the multi-media side of Ninja Tune Records, firstly with graphic artists Robert Pepperell and Miles Visman in charge and later Stuart Warren Hill and Robin Brunson. Working closely with Jonathon Moore and Matt Black (aka Coldcut), Hex created a number of projects aimed at developing the role of the DJ and evolved into a ‘multi-armed posse manipulating multiple sound and vision sources’. Some of their software applications are based around sampling and remixing ideas, while two installations, ‘Synopticon’ (TRADEMARK) at the Barbican and ‘Generator’ (TRADEMARK) at the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, allowed visitors to create and mix sounds and visuals simultaneously. As a live attraction Hex established themselves as an exciting VJ team working at Ninja Tune’s club nights, Stealth and Kungfusion. Attempting to expand the established formats Hex created a scratch video Natural Rhythm...

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