I first heard about Hector Bizerk through asking Fielding Hope of Cry Parrot who was this band with such a great name. I’ve always been partial to these old Scottish names and coupled with the word Bizerk, it’s perfect. There is also the fact that one of my favourite hip-hop records of old is the little talked about bomb Squad produced, eponymously titled, Son of Bizerk. It can’t be a coincidence. Scottish Hip-hop is a tricky business but Hector Bizerk pull it off with the sheer will of conviction. They make brilliantly passionate and intelligent diatribes of cause. It is just great music and when Louie contacted me through Facebook to see if there was space for a Herctor Bizerk performance at Counterflows, well, of course, I said yes. It is also interesting that the Counterflows commission by Lina Lapelyte is exploring Hip-hop, I do think it is a pity that Hip-hop has mostly been neglected by the experimental scene. Maybe its raw and often uncomfortable message is too emotionally blunt for our conceptionally ridden scene. Don’t Believe the Hype!