Sunday, 2 March 2014
Stumbled across this sensational rework by London based Yam Who? of 'Blow,' a track taken from Beyonce's recent album. Available to download for free via the stream below & check more from Yam Who? here.
Saturday, 1 March 2014
Resident Advisor recently shared the latest of their Real Scenes series with a look at the electronic club scene in Japan's capital, Tokyo. It's a scene somewhat in turmoil with negative public perception of nightlife there & an ageing population, it's even gone to an extreme of a ban on dancing, better known as the 'Fueiho'
RA: catch up with a host of Tokyo based promoters, DJs & producers to find out their thoughts, opinions & outlooks on the Tokyo scene in the latest of their documentary series. Watch in full below.
UK Grime label Coyote Records recently announced news of their next release which comes courtesy of Notts based producer, Spare. Following on from a great 2013 with a handful of top notch releases alongside with the brilliant Coyote Kings compilation, Spare's 1BLT EP will most certainly make people sit up & take notice if they aren't already.
You'll find there's a whole bunch of things happening across the 4 track EP from Spare, that amalgamate to allow a nice flow between each track on the release. Boss Hog & 1BLT are both very much in your face affairs & bursting with energy - while the other two tracks on, Venom & Glide, are a more subtle in their approach, leaning towards synth filled, more melodic compositions (particularly with Glide).
For anyone not familiar with Spare, the 1BLT EP is a great introduction to what he's all about as a producer. It's also further evidence of why Coyote Records are gaining more & more recognition with every release they put out - providing yet another platform for artists to showcase & contribute to what is noticeably growing into a more & more exciting time for Grime music as a whole.
Grab a listen to soundcloud previews of Spare's 1BLT EP below, due out on 12" & digitally this month
Thursday, 27 February 2014
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
'Could've Been You' is the latest work from a producer from Luton we've featured a few times in the past, Hurricane. Having heard some new exclusive material, we're excited for more to drop - it's some of the best stuff we've heard for a minute. The track comes from some collaborative work with vocalist Martel - resulting a spacey, dreamy soundscape of r&b / hip hop influenced sounds & is nicely matched with some great artwork by @Kace_CO
Currently working on an EP due out later this year, stay tuned for more in the way of new material from Hurricane. Grab a listen to 'Could've Been You' below, which will go up as a free download when it hits 400 soundcloud plays. More from Hurricane here
Chance now for a listen to some new material from Teebs. 'View Point' is a track from his forthcoming album E s t a r a on Brainfeeder. Stream it in full below via soundcloud & check more from Teebs here
Thursday, 20 February 2014
Sunday, 16 February 2014
Following on from his live session on BBC 6 Music over the weekend, we take opportunity now to feature the self titled EP from Andrew Ashong that went out at the end of January on Which Way Records. It's the first release from Which Way & well, what a way to start.
Andrew Ashong is a British born Ghanian artist we've been following since the emergence of the track 'Flowers' featuring Theo Parrish, that went out on the Detroit legend's Sound Signature imprint With that particular track being played everywhere you looked - it wasn't a great shock to anybody when it was voted 'single of the year' at Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards in 2012/13 - and we've been eagerly awaiting new material ever since from the South Londoner.
Sso, when it came to the release of 3 track EP, we knew disappointed wasn't on the horizon. The tracks are all exquisitely constructed. There are layers of sounds that come together & influences from a host genres bleed through as a result - creating an atmosphere to each track and the EP as a whole that sends a chill down your spine. Starting with the melodic bassline in the lead track 'Special', the fantastically simple yet annoyingly addictive 'Love The Way' then the dreamy guitar and vocal on 'Never Dreamed' the whole EP is easy on the ear from start to finish & a one you'll no doubt be returning to.
Friday, 7 February 2014
We're always excited to hear new music. Even more so when it comes from Kelela. Following on from a brilliant 2013 with the free mixtape that went out on Fade To Mind, 'Cut For Me', the vocalist this week announced news of some headline shows across L.A. and New York in the coming months.
As well as that, she shared with the world a new track titled 'The High' produced by Gifted & Blessed. Take a listen in full below
Clothing brand Cav Empt this week released glorious presentation of what they've got lined up for SS14 in the form of a short fashion film by SHOWstudio. The visuals, directed and produced by Ben Drury and Rollo Jackson, feature British producer Actress with an accompanying track from him that are a perfect match for the sharp, slightly other-worldy atmosphere of the lookbook.
Have a watch for yourself below and check the full C.E Spring Summer 14 collection here
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Chance now for a listen to the great remix from the don Walter Ego. After some of our favourite releases of last year on Coyote Records & Girls Music, the Sheffield producer gives us a further insight into his versatility with a great rework of the track 'Rather Be' by Clean Bandit.
Also, check the remix from Affelaye here
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Feast your ears on this. It's the next release from New York based trio Archie Pelago. Set to drop on January 27th, the Lakeside Obelisk EP, is a self released project that further explores the breathtaking fusion of sounds that they put down - partly what made me such a big fan of theirs in the first place.
Their process of live recording using instruments including the cello, saxaphone and synths really is something to behold and with this EP it seems they're pushing that even further with a whole host of influences and sounds that begin to filter into the tracks that sit perfectly around the live stuff they write. Take a moment to check some of the documentation below of a live mix they recorded for Mary Anne Hobbs from a couple of years back & you'll see exactly what I'm talking about
And so back to the Lakeside Obelisk EP, have a read of the press release below and stream previews to the full release out on Archie Pelago Music this coming Monday.
The A Side starts with the melodic house gem D’s Diamonds, which evokes images of a blissful youth, a colorful and playful start before dropping the listener into Chilly, an uptempo joint that features powerful percussive hits with warm pads that blanket the song. The third track, Lakeside Obelisk, can only be described as a psychedelic trip through a candy factory, which touches upon every element from the diaspora of breaks and jungle riddims.On the B side, Archie Pelago ventures back into an epic, sidewinding, journey with the 9-minute odyssey known as Neighborhood Mephisto that builds under pressure until it explodes into a full-on sonic catharsis. But it’s the last song on the record that truly leaves the most lasting impression and reminds us that we’re witnessing the growth of greatness from this young and inspiring trio. Saturn V, simply put, is a beautiful piece of art, carefully crafted and delicately blended between the raw and the deliberate, the synthetic and the organic. It’s a fully realized vision that leaves a haunting glow in its wake, rendering you emotionally spent while anticipating for whatever the trio do next.1. D's Diamonds
3. Lakeside Obelisk
4. Neighborhood Mephisto
5. Saturn V