Rory Hamilton aka. Hammer is the Belfast-born, Glasgow-based DJ and producer who is one of the industries most exciting rising stars. As a childhood friend of Bicep duo Andy Ferguson and Matt McBriar, Hammer was the third member of the infamous Feel My Bicep blog. His solo career quickly flourished after touring internationally under the Bicep moniker, earning him regular spots at Shine nightclub and eventually hosting his own event at Sub Club called Thunder Disco.
Today, Hammer has released music under Feel My Bicep, Optimo, and Loft Record labels, his most recent EP ‘Ozone‘ an exquisite example of his production capabilities. Laden with clean-cut percussion and experimental synthesizers, the project as a whole delves into house, breakbeat and disco, proving that Hammer sounds like no one else. Hammer is about to make his Australian debut over two headline dates.
Belfast born and bread, Hammer, a headstrong instrument used for breaking things and driving in nails, much like his sound and his approach to music.witha further education in Glasgow’s rich house and techno scene, Rory Hamilton aka Hammer has established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting DJ and producers illuminating dancefloors around Europe and beyond with his own take on electronic music. Now based in London, Hammer continues to develop his sound to challenge the dance floor with a focus on energy and strong grooves, deep, rich and ever-evolving.
As one of the co-pilots of the Feel My Bicep blog, Hammers relationship with Bicep runs long from childhood. Rory along with his friends Matt & Andy (Bicep) immersed themselves in the Belfast electronic scene from a young age. From their school days listening to everything from techno to disco – to their collaboration on Dahlia EP to his first solo release on the FMB imprint with the mighty C-Space EP – his association with Bicep runs deep.
Rory moved to Glasgow to study art and quickly established his owns parties and then took on a residency at the legendary Sub Club with the Thunder Disco brand, learning his craft from legends; Optimo, Harri, and Domenic. He honed his style, and for a decade now Hammer has hosted nights in Glasgow, inviting the likes of Floating Points, Ben UFO, and Paranoid London to Sub Club.
Since Hammer’s debut EP on Optimo, he has followed up with releases on Huntley & Palmers, Loft, Modern Magic, Hotflush and the mighty Feel My Bicep imprint. Continuously achieving praise such as Mixmag’s record of the month with his latest track ‘Ozone’, whilst being held in high regard with his peers. The Hammer Hits label seen his track, Love Somebody sell out within days.
Hammer has releases slated for Jennifer Cardini’s Correspondent, DenisSulta’s Silver Service, and a follow up on Feel My Bicep records scheduled for early 2019.