|Years active 1999–present|
Genres Trip hop, Electronica
Record labels SOCIETY, Nang
|Members David "Bozz" Boswell, Nick "Nico" Eastwood, Andy Stenton (live drums), Joe Fernandez (live guitar/synths).|
Origin Sheffield, United Kingdom (1999)
Albums Escape from Division Street, Nite Flyte, 1/2
Similar Philip Oakey, All Seeing I, Roots Manuva, Ilya Santana, Discognosis
Hiem are an electronic dance duo from Sheffield, England, consisting of Nick "Nico" Eastwood and David "Bozz" Boswell.
Hiem's music mixes dance, electronica, and pop. When the duo plays live, the full band includes Andrew Stenton on drums and Joe Milnes on guitar and keyboards. They have remixed The Lovers, Pink Grease, and Norwegian Cheese Nutters Ost n Kjex, amongst others. Hiem have a sizeable following both from the underground dance music scene and also from the more mainstream indie kids. They have recorded live sessions for Xfm and for Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 1.
As well as the singles listed below, Hiem have appeared on compilations including Adam Beyer's Fabric 22, Flexipop, Northern Electronic, The Electronic Bible 1 and 2, The Ministry Of Sound Chill Out Sessions, and Time Out's The Other Side Of London compilation, mixed by Damian Lazarus.
In 2011 the duo released their album Escape from Division Street, which was inspired by a street of over-priced shops in Sheffield. It contained 12 tracks of disco-based music and took several years to create.
Hiem released the Niteflyte 12" on the Sheffield label Society. In 2012 they were working on a full album which featured collaborations with Roots Manuva and Philip Oakey.
On 6 February 2012 Hiem released the single "2AM" featuring Phil Oakey.
At present Hiem are working on their next album and remixing for various international labels.
Nick "Nicco" Eastwood was a former member of Sheffield band Venini.
David "Bozz" Boswell is from North Wales and moved to Sheffield via Liverpool. He was a collaborator with Sheffield collective All Seeing I. He is also a DJ and records under the alias of Bozzwell for different labels, including Suicide Recordings and Firm Records Koln.
Freaky NightsEscape from Division Street · 2011
DJ CultureEscape from Division Street · 2011