Humphrey Robertson

Humphrey Robertson

In 1984 Humphrey Robertson published his first record (in Italo Disco style) as "Fresh Color". Then he went on tour with Italo Disco stars (in example with Valerie Dore, Miko Mission, Fancy and C.C. Catch). Next great step in his career was a work for italian disco labels (Baby Records and Magic Records). Then he moved to USA and had begun to work for Arista studios (as an assistant, at first). In 1991 he met Erik van Vliet (Laserdance member) at Annual Cannes Music Festival. Erik has asked him to make synthdance music for his Hotsound record label. This was a birth of "Daylight" project.

Humphrey Robertson has published several records those times either for Hotsound or for other labels like Rona and ZYX Music. He also took over two old italian projects: Hypnosis and Cyber People (see also Ciber People). This was a time when his unique style had developed. The evolution of what we called now "Robertson's style" is clearly visible when somebody is listening to his records in chronological order.

Thanks to the success of Daylight project, Humphrey Robertson has decide to establish his own record label. Hypersound Productions first releases were Daylight "Dance" and "Megamix Non Stop" albums together with "Fantasy" single.

Around 1998, with the expansion of internet, some new synthdance artists have emerged (Anders Lundqvist and mindXpander). Humphrey has then decided to initiate a series of successful compilations, called "Synthesizer Dance". This step has allowed to present music from new synthdance producers to a wider audience. As a logical consequence of featuring new artists on Synthesizer Dance compilations, Hypersound has started to publish full lenght albums from various new synthdance producers. This step has resulted in albums from mindXpander, Protonic Storm, Anders Lundqvist and Macrocosm.

Some other synthdance projects made by Humphrey Robertson (Futurespace, Based on Bass) were also published by Hypersound lately. The existance of synthdance music would be very uncertain without Hypersound. Every synthesizer dance fan should be gratefull to Humphrey Robertson for his job at Hypersound. It is for sure, that he has saved the whole synthdance genre from extinction. With many new releases from Hypersound and a project with Michiel van der Kuy recently announced, the future of synthdance is bright now, thanks to Humphrey Robertson.


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