Emerging from Bristol's nascent dubstep scene during the 2000s, producer Hyetal (David Corney) was credited to as one of the more talented and forward-thinking producers of the supposed "post-dubstep" generation.
Hyetal honed his fusion of analog dystopian electronics with modern and crisp productions when he was a teenager in Southampton. Experimenting with vintage synths and drum machines, he attempted to re-create the beats of his extensive hip-hop and rock collections. Through this, he became an avid crate-digger, which piqued his interest in classic electronic music scores and acts. Soon the sounds of Tangerine Dream
. and John Carpenter
would be prevalent influences on the young Corney. Moving from Southampton to Bristol to study music and film at university, he immersed himself with the burgeoning and influential dubstep and electronic club nights that the city would soon be renowned for. Taken with the city's undeniable creative energy, he started producing under the moniker Hyetal. His first singles (2009's "Pixel Rainbow Sequence" released on Reduction Records and "Neon Speech/Gold or Soul" on Soul Motive
) gave indications about the future sound that he would soon cast. The deep, off-kilter bass and the stuttering and hazy synths found on these releases would soon be developed step-by-step over several single releases from 2009 and 2010. In 2011 he released his debut album, Broadcast, on the Black Acre
label; it received critical acclaim and saw the singles "Phoenix," "Diamond Islands," and "Searchlight" being released with additional remixes and versions. He returned in 2013 with the album Modern Worship, which was released through the True Panther
label. ~ Aneet Nijjar, Rovi