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Hislop, circa 2016.

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John Hislop, also known as Culprate, is an electronic artist and production tutor currently based in Bristol, UK, where he lives with his wife and two children.

Hislop's musical intuition started at the age of just 13, when he decided to learn the guitar. By the age of 15, Hislop’s passion and creativity really came into bloom as he was introduced to electronic music production at college.

Hislop has frequently collaborated with Seattle-based painter and illustrator Aaron Jazinski on the cover art for Nightmares In Reality, The Great Expedition, Mask and Others / Others Remixed. Hislop has also collaborated with Brighton-based illustrator Thomas McNulty for two of his four albums, Deliverance and αριθμός τέσσερα.

Having established several releases already on respected record labels like Dubsaw Recordings, Inspected Records, Never Say Die Records, OWSLA, Upscale and (his own label) Open Outlets, Hislop has forever marked his territory in the bass music scene, and continues to grow in experience and technical skill ever since.

Discography[]

Artwork Title Details Tracklist
Culpreee
Caliginous Bastille Release Date: 15 December 2008

Label: Planet Terror Records

Runtime: 27:44

  1. Egyptian Dub
  2. Donkey (with Slick & Polygon)
  3. Toddler's Nightmare
  4. Slipper
  5. Hallowed Point
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Grave Robber Release Date: 1 June 2009

Label: Dubsaw Recordings

Runtime: 06:26

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Don't Do That / Rotary Release Date: October 2009

Label: Dubsaw Recordings

Runtime: 10:33

  1. Don't Do That
  2. Suspect and Switchdubs - Rotary
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Unknown Dubs Release Date: 8 March 2010

Label: Dubsaw Recordings

Runtime: 53:52

  1. Unknown Dub
  2. Malfunctions
  3. Unusual Suspects
  4. Pandora's Box
  5. Evolute
  6. Humpty Dumpty
  7. Gravity - Eclipse (Remix)
  8. Grave Robber VIP
  9. Hallowed Point
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Avian Life on Mars Will Be... Release Date: 4 April 2010

Label: Planet Terror Records / Dubsaw Recordings

Runtime: 27:57

  1. Chump Cuts
  2. Avian
  3. Life On
  4. Mars
  5. Will Be
  6. Culprate vs Moneycat
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Trench Foot / Flagrance Release Date: 24 July 2010

Label: Dubsaw Recordings

Formats: Streaming and Vinyl

Runtime: 13:05

  1. Trench Foot
  2. Flagrance
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Flatline Release Date: 29 June 2011

Label: Gradient Audio (re-released through Open Outlets on 23 June 2017)

Runtime: 58:37

  1. Airline
  2. Red Number 208.85
  3. Nothing
  4. Goat V Bear
  5. Grime Frog
  6. Tragic
  7. One Man One Jah
  8. Curious George
  9. Crash
  10. Flatline
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Sundrome / Android Release Date: 17 October 2011

Label: Dubsaw Recordings

Formats: Streaming and Vinyl

Runtime: 09:24

  1. Balkansky - Sundrome
  2. Android (with Balkansky)
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Colours Release Date: 28 Oct 2011 (re-released through Open Outlets on 23 June 2017)

Label: Gradient Audio

Formats: Streaming and Vinyl

Runtime: 1:00:18

  1. Orange (Sunrise, Sunset)
  2. Yellow (A Second Glimpse)
  3. Purple (Nebula)
  4. Red (Open Heart)
  5. Blue (Undertone)
  6. White (Random Glare)
  7. Shades of Brown (Sewer Squat)
  8. Green (Urban Rainforest)
  9. Black (Left)
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Curious George VIP / B-Side Release Date: 12 December 2011 (re-released through Open Outlets on 07 September 2016)

Label: Dubsaw Recordings

Formats: Streaming and Vinyl

Runtime: 09:35

  1. Curious George VIP
  2. B-Side
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5 Star Release Date: 24 December 2011

Label: Inspected Records

Runtime: 16:34

  1. Ono
  2. Tentacle
  3. Finger ft. Linguistics
  4. My Rock
  5. Tentacle VIP [Bonus, free download]
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Sodden / Nightmare Release Date: 13 February 2012

Label: Dubline Audio

Formats: Streaming and Vinyl

Runtime: 10:18

  1. Sodden
  2. Nightmare
Culprate - Nightmares In Reality EP
Nightmares in Reality Release Date: 5 September 2012

Label: Inspected Records

Formats: Streaming and Vinyl

Runtime: 22:07

  1. Hall of Mirrors
  2. Two
  3. Nightmares in Reality ft. Maksim
  4. Tooth Fairy
  5. Diablo
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Beyond The Shadows (with KOAN Sound, Gemini & Asa) Release Date: 8 November 2012 (re-released 1 November 2019)

Label: Inspected Records

Formats: Streaming and Vinyl

Runtime: 06:24

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The Great Expedition Release Date: 27 May 2013

Label: Inspected Records

Runtime: 23:02

  1. Scarred
  2. Eddys
  3. Talk to Frank ft. Maksim
  4. Mcfunk
  5. Reboot (with Adder)
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Vice (with Dodge & Fuski) Release Date: 9 September 2013

Label: Disciple Recordings

Runtime: 04:32

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Cascade (with KOAN Sound, Asa & Reso) Release Date: 4 November 2013 (re-released 1 November 2019)

Label: Inspected Records

Formats: Streaming and Vinyl

Runtime: 07:10

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Mosaic (with KOAN Sound, Asa & Sorrow) Release Date: 13 November 2014 (re-released 1 November 2019)

Label: Inspected Records

Formats: Streaming and Vinyl

Runtime: 06:53

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Deliverance Release Date: 8 December 2014

Label: Open Outlets

Formats: Streaming and Vinyl

Runtime: 55:04

  1. Whispers, Pt. 1
  2. Florn
  3. The Memories of Gregory Otterman
  4. Acid Rain
  5. In the End
  6. Void
  7. Without
  8. Within
  9. Yin
  10. Whispers, Pt. 2
  11. Relucent (with Zes)
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If You Hadn't (with KOAN Sound, Asa & Opiuo) Release Date: 2 November 2015 (re-released 1 November 2019)

Label: Inspected Records

Formats: Streaming and Vinyl

Runtime: 07:29

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Mask Release Date: 27 November 2015

Label: Open Outlets

Runtime: 19:10

  1. Mask
  2. Switch ft. Maksim (with The McMash Clan)
  3. Inertia (with Habstrakt)
  4. Be You
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Dawn Release Date: 24 February 2017

Label: Open Outlets

Runtime: 25:01

  1. Dawn
  2. Nightmares Vip ft. Maksim
  3. Phantom
  4. Fester
  5. Diablo (Frequent & Vorso Remix)
  6. Diablo (Aether Remix)
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Unity Project, Pt. 1 Release Date: 9 June 2017

Label: Open Outlets

Runtime: 25:03

  1. Unity (The Widdler's Rest) (with Morwic)
  2. Stay Online (with Lørean & Cloower Wooma)
  3. Chained (with The Widdler)
  4. Blossoming (with Yokaze)
  5. Ghostmachine (with Spencer Ludwig & Zenji)
  6. Start the Fire (with Chee)
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Unity Project, Pt. 2 Release Date: 22 September 2017

Label: Open Outlets

Runtime: 26:22

  1. Gaucho (with Joe Ford)
  2. Mutant (with Roger Wilco)
  3. Hydraulic (with IMANU)
  4. Jester (with Skorpion)
  5. Impulse (with Au5)
  6. Pencilina (with Dictate)
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Unity Project, Pt. 3 Release Date: 12 January 2018

Label: Open Outlets

Runtime: 26:28

  1. Aqueous (with Quok)
  2. Mechanic Heartbeat ft. Sophie Meiers (with Keota)
  3. Duality (with Protostar)
  4. Aurora (with Bloom)
  5. Drifting (with Frequent)
  6. Flora (with Aether)
  7. Gate - Distant Cry (Remix) [Bandcamp Exclusive]
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Unity Project, Pt. 4 Release Date: 30 March 2018

Label: Open Outlets

Runtime: 25:16

  1. Hollow Men (with SISKIYOU)
  2. Run (with Ghostek)
  3. The Art of Accord (with Chimera)
  4. Blowfish (with Skope)
  5. Poison (with Dexcell)
  6. Ouroboros (with Acrone)
  7. Ouroboros (Acrone VIP) [Bandcamp Exclusive]
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Others Release Date: 23 November 2018

Label: Inspected Records

Formats: Streaming and Vinyl

Runtime: 29:19

  1. Alpha
  2. Inside
  3. Jelly & Ice-Cream
  4. Helter
  5. Subsonics
  6. Beast
  7. No Words ft. Madison Malone
  8. At the Gates
Culprate - αριθμός τέσσερα
αριθμός τέσσερα Release Date: 29 July 2022

Label: Open Outlets

Formats: Streaming, CD and Vinyl

Runtime: 47:41

  1. Anza
  2. Koloni (MaiTai)
  3. Fly
  4. The Psychology of James Berland
  5. जलाना (Jalaana)
  6. Muerte De La Dama
  7. Nammu

Other Appearances and Remixes[]

2010

  • Hektagon - Running Through (Remix) (Running Through - Freakz of Nature)
  • Dexcell - Lounge (Remix) (Lounge / Remixes - Breach Recordings)
  • Excision & Datsik - Calypso (Remix) (Various EP - Rottun Recordings)

2011

  • Asa - Digital Alchemy (Remix) (Sweeter Things - Screwloose Records)
  • Tasha Baxter - Journey (Remix with Twist) (Self released)
  • Megalodon & Conscious Pilot - Gangsta Shit (Remix) (Gangsta Shit LP - Dubline)
  • Vaetxh - Clipper (Culprate's Water Witch Remix) (Mass - King Deluxe)

2012

  • KOAN Sound - Jumpsuit Adventures (Remix) (The Remix Album, Pt. 1 - Screwloose Records)
  • The Stems (Self released)
  • Nowan - Osaka Sundown (Remix) (Osaka Sundown - Screwloose Records)
  • Dexcell - Steal Me Away (Remix) (Steal Me Away - Breach Audio)
  • Mainly Breeze (When The Gold Runs Out LP - Dubline)
  • F.U. (with BRAINPAIN) (F.U. / Stompa - Section 8 Recordings)
  • Demon-D - Hurricane (Remix) (Night Owl - Self released)
  • KOAN Sound - Funk Blaster (Remix) (Self released)
  • Friction - Led Astray (Remix) (Led Astray EP - Shogun Audio)
  • Loadstar - Passenger (Remix) (Passenger / Bomber - RAM Records)
  • Undefined ft. Coma (with Koda) (Self released)
  • Skrillex - Make It Bun Dem ft. Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley (Remix) (Make It Bun Dem After Hours EP - OWSLA)

2013

  • Neosignal - Planet Online (Remix) (Planet Online - Division Recordings)
  • That Sound ft. Maksim (Red Bull Studios)
  • Adder - Shadows (Remix) (Shadows - Subway Recordings)
  • Dirtyphonics - Walk In The Fire (Remix) (Walk In The Fire - Dim Mak Inc.)
  • Pretty Lights - Prophet (Remix) (A Color Map of the Sun Remixes - 8 Minutes 20 Seconds Records)

2014

  • Standard&Push - Super Soaker (Remix) (Super Soaker - R3GMA)
  • Deap Vally - Baby I Call Hell (Remix) (Self released)
  • Deap Vally - Baby I Call Hell (Remix) [Club Version 125BPM] (Self released)
  • Drop (with Torqux) (Never Say Die, Vol. 3 - Never Say Die Records)
  • Heartbeat (with Asa) (Heartbeats - Inspected Records)

2015

2016

2017

  • Solarised (with Tru Fonix) (LO - Saucy Records)
  • Clockvice, Pensive & Vorso - Tudiskava (Remix) (Tudiskava - Upscale)
  • You ft. Isabel Higuero (with Aether) (Nexus - Kariri)

2018

  • One Point Five (Mosaic, Vol. 2 - Open Outlets)
  • Mazu (with Aether) (Nexus II - Kairi)

2019

  • Triage (with IMANU & Disprove) (Rampage Sampler 05 - Rampage Recordings)
  • Phace - Hot Rock (Remix) (Neosignal X - Part 2 - Neosignal Recordings)
  • Mefjus - Ringshifter (Remix) (Manifest Remixed - Vision Recordings)

2020

  • Beat Down (SENTINEL - MethLab Recordings)
  • Eighty Six (Initium LP - Intrinzic Music)

2022

  • Zenji - Beguiling Stranger (Remix) (Mask The Faceless - Bass Militia Records)

2023

  • Mr. Bill - 2020 (with Skope) (Remix) (Phantasmagorical - The Mr. Bill Project)
  • Mr. Bill - Not Behd (Remix) (Phantasmagorical - The Mr. Bill Project)

2024

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