I really like music by Halls. It’s the solo project of south London-based musician Samuel Howard. He combines “looped electronic samples with sparse vocals” with dense reverbs. The video for “Lifeblood” was created by Ben Symonds using footage from the BBC’s “Planet Earth” and “Frozen Planet”. Amazing outcome and works really well with the music.
Last night i discovered the Uphigh Collective. A group of musicians from Belgium making tunes that as they say are: “Razor-sharp pieces of future soul, boppin’ from the deceptively light and skippy to whirlpool synthlines and hydraulic sub pressure. All trademarked by a signature lick of R&B gloss and sunken subs with ultra-sparse rhythm architecture”. I was quite impressed by their song “Blend”, which is performed live in a Brussels based radiostation and sung by DELV!S (check below). Amazing voice and definitely worth sharing again, although this stuff is already a year old. Strange enough, some tracks don’t have many views/plays on youtube or soundcloud. And let’s not forget to mention the label that is releasing some of their stuff: On-Point Records, rooted on vinyl culture and putting out lots of other great tunes. I really like the vibe.. big up Uphigh Collective!
The debut album of the acclaimed duo Machinedrum (Travis Stewart) and Braille (Praveen Sharma) is finally out. I saw Sepalcure in Berlin’s Berghain and for me that was one of the best dances of the year. The live show rocks, so does their music. You can still listen to the full length album if you follow this link (for some reason not always working) or check out the hotflush album preview link below.
Will Holland aka Quantic might be one of my all time favourite producers. His first albums released on Tru Thoughts in 2001 and 2002 are still in my playlist, as well has his new releases with the “Combo Barbaro” Band since he moved to Colombia. Tru Thoughts published an amazing “Best Of Quantic Mix by J.Rocc”, great mixing and selection… and important to mention, Quantic has just released a best of Album earlier this year.. Big up!
September 5th, 2011 // 2 Comments // Posted by Lukas
If Ifan Dafydd is James Blake?! I don’t know.. but this sounds pretty familiar. The vocal samples, claps and cut offs sure remind me of him. And the buzz on the interwebz suggests the same. Anyhow.. love this tune! And RIP Amy.
Wow! 6 hours of jazz, nu-jazz, hiphop, disco, house and eclectic sounds mixed back to back by Mr. Scruff and Floating Points at Plastic People on the 25th of June. Really happy to find this.. altough a bit late. Big up Mr.Scruff and Mr. Points, you sorted my day at work.
Follow the soundcloud link below for the tracklist.