Joe Goddard from Hot Chip has produced this shifting remix of the Invisible’s track ‘London Girl’. The original has never before been released and will be exclusive to their performance at FABRICLIVE on the 5th March. A mysterious start opens up to fantasising landscape before delving into some distorted oscillations.
I am pleased to post an exclusive mix for Pejhy. Sam King is a Bournemouth based dj (Samson), promoter (Get Loose) and producer (Wetrooms). Due to the difficult decision of what to incude, Sam had the idea to select a small batch that would spell something. It’s a five track mix of deep house delights, featuring some tropical jazz grooves. PEJHY!
The following track is Wetrooms debut remix release on it_Tizz Recordings, a swaying deep bass and reverberating brass gentle giant. It along with their other early productions, such as a competition remix of Riva Starr’s ‘I Was Drunk’, which I have been playing recently, sound big potential.
I came across this after listening to some wonderful sound found at K&V. Sygriae, who is also a member of Jazzanova, released the Monopoly EP on Room With A View in July 2009. It features two groovy jazz-house originals and a remix each. Marlow is another RWAV artist and has created a gentle builder that includes tropical rhythm and tight square bass. A big melodic synthy breakdown tops it all off.
Available from Boomkat for an amazing £1.95 on 12″, while stocks last!
Dj Orion has been making waves for a little while now, recently featured at TheFader and Dutty Artz. He has just released a new album called Carajo Colombia, and you can get it for whatever you want to pay for it!
‘The album, ‘Carajo Colombia’, consists of thirteen tracks. The album focuses most notably on Cumbia and it is presented in a more club fashion, remixing funk, hip-hop and Baltimore Club music intermittently to produce a high-energy coagulation of musical magic.’
Here is a lovely little number. Nice Puerto Rican salsa with a cheeky lick of bass. Sabrosito Papa!
New week, new beats to move ya dancin’ feets.
Ghostly International have announced ’a compilation of rare, unreleased, and hard-to-find music from their vaults. Highlights include Matthew Dear’s “Don’t Go This Way”, a tasty leftover from the Asa Breed sessions; Michna’s “Quadruple Gold Dipped”, an alternate version of the Magic Monday album-opener; and The Sight Below’s “Blown”, another piece of perfect melancholia from the prolific producer.’ Get your free download at ghostly.com, or just my favourite below; a previously unreleased instrumental version of Junior Boys 2006 remix. It’s a dreamy journey across an expansive environment where the imagination can run free.
Jamie Lidell’s fourth full-length album ‘Compass‘ will be released on May 17th 2010. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, New York and Canada, and it includes collaborations with Beck, Feist, Gonzales, Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear and Pat Sansone of Wilco. Compass is a fluctuating love song, starting with and later returning to a gentle chorus, everything else inbetween is a familiar upbeat epic noise.
A double whammy post of aural and visual wonders.
Joe Flory aka Primary 1 (Blog/MySpace) has gradually been gaining public awareness following his debut release ‘Hold Me Down’ in 2008 on Erol Alkan’s label Phantasy. Since then he has released a duo of light hearted party tracks in collaboration with Riton (Who’s There? and Radiate). Recently however saw the free release of ‘Mess Detective‘, a 15 track collection of demos and early works. It’s a mix of dreamy delights and stompy funk tracks, which shows real promise for his forthcoming album and UK tour supporting Ellie Goulding.
I was delighted to spend a day with Joe when I helped out with the filming of a video for the track ‘Foaming’, which has yet to see the light of day. An infectious track with clear accessible lyrics and sounds. He’s a super nice guy and talented too. His ability to play a wide arsenal of instruments that assist him in the writing and performance of songs, along with his voice, begin to reveal the potential waiting to shine.
Here’s my favourite from the mess album. An instrumental layered guitar track with warm fuzzy bass rolls and sweeping gentle synths.
Also worth a listen are two mini mixes available on his mixcloud.
All of this posts visuals are courtesy of Audrey Anastasy, whom I first came across when I saw two tracks from the mess album had utilised some of her motion pictures. The online portfolio is full of colourful illustration, photography and animation. The layering and mix of media gives the work an appreciable handmade aesthetic that is full of enchantment and fantasy.
After some delay, Monday 8th February finally saw the full release of Fabric’s new compilation series ‘Elevator Music‘. It’s an original and exclusive collection of future bass.
“The warm fluid basslines of dark garage, the spacious precision of techno, the unabashed bolshiness of grime; the percussion led rhythm of funky house, the wanton bump of 2-step and the erratic fluorescent synthesized harmony of skweee are all constantly being harvested, peeled and juiced by a new wave of producers.”
In recent times the variety of 130-140bpm bass music has been receiving widespread appreciation. Tracks are being produced from a broad spectrum of sounds with precision and clarity, and accompanied by low frequency oscillations. Music that is emphasising the haptic dimension of sound so seldom consciously experienced.
Photo taken from the Future Shorts film ‘Lift‘. Worth a watch.
Daniel Brereton (AKA Dan has Potential) is a London based artist turned video director known for his raw style, use of bright colours, Aztec themes and geometric shapes.
Most of you will recognise Daniel’s work as a music video director, producing modern classics such as Radio Ladio by Metronomy , True Romance by Golden Slivers, Bathroom Gurgle by Late Of The Pier and Dream Off by Best Fwends amongst others.
Dan was recently kind enough to take some time out of his work schedule for a brief telephone chat, here’s what he had to say:
Where do you go in search of art?
I’m always on flickr looking up crass images, recently I’ve enjoyed the work of M Bomba and Mattew Lock from ww.puffandmagic.com his work is amazingly intricate.
You mentioned on your Flickr page that you draw inspiration from Outsider artists such as Joseph E. Yoakum. What styles really get you going?
I love Outsider art or folk art, basically anything that is figurative. I think the best art is from the imagination when you can’t see clearly in a piece that forms have been studied.
I think that a lot of my best work comes from being spontaneous; I’ll produce my best drawings with little preparation as it doesn’t help to think about ground rules.
In your self portrait you’ve made your self look very in-human, almost robotic. Has this come from your love of triangles?
With my self portrait I was experimenting with lines and shapes, building up a picture. I love looking at drawings and deconstructing them.
When directing and producing music video’s how much creative control will you have in comparison to what the record label and artists want?
I have to approach work very differently when it’s for a client, which is probably why I don’t do a lot of commercial work.
When producing music videos my level of creative input will varies on the artist and record label I’m working for. Late Of The Pier, for example had a lot of input where as someone like Metronomy had less so.
The music videos you direct can have a very strong personality, for example the video you directed for Best Fwends features your original Onionhead character and many other themes we see regularly reoccurring in your artwork. Has there ever been problems with creative differences, e.g your ideas not meeting the bands image?
It’s a strange thing, the music industry, as image is a very important thing. I understand how some of my ideas my not match the bands ideas.
The Cribs were a difficult band to produce for at first, they have such a strong image that the record label clearly wanted to preserve. When working on that project my approach was very different, I had to adapt my ideas to what would work with them.
Are there any videos are you working on at the moment?
January is a pretty dead time for the music industry so nothing going on at the moment, however I’ll soon be working on a new music video for Your Twenties, who are Gabriel Stebbing’s (From Metronomy) new band.
Do you listen to music while working, say if your thinking up ideas for a specific music video will you listen to the track in question over and over again?
When working i like listening bands like Metronomy… ect. At the moment I’m really into Neil Young and Cat Stevens
You’ve been off the exhibition circuit for quite some time; do you have any shows lined up in the near future?
Aside from my video work, I draw every single day so I’m always working. The next show I’m involved in is called “The Art of Conversation”. The idea of the show is basically like a visual game of Chinese Whispers which each artist creating a piece in response to the one before.
The show will feature a tone of artists and will stretch from London to Berlin.
Dan’s brand spanking new handmade zine is available now from the Chapter One gallery, a steal at only £4.00. Limited edition of 20.
Waves are slowly crossing the Atlantic, sending the warm sounds of Digital Cumbia to our chilled ears. Lead by Douster, and Frikstailers. Argentinian DJs are mixing Cumbia, Dancehall and Caribbean Rhythms with Bass, to create party sounds with tropical influences. Zizek Crew, are creating some nice remixes and are pushing the sound to the USA and slowly over to Europe.
The temperature dropped today, but sunshine is available courtesy of Ghetto Palms . DJ Eddie Stats, over at The Fader serves up weekly installments of fresh Dancehall, Cumbia and Soca mixes to melt the frost and get your pulses pumpin’ and feet jumpin’.
Here is a short little mix dubbed the Spider Blend Mix, a lovely fusion of Cumbia, Dancehall and Soca-Tempo Reggaeton. Mo’ Fyah.
Three sublime tracks I have been listening to on repeat in recent times.
Caribou – Odessa
Four Tet – She Just Likes To Fight
Joy Orbison – So Derobe
Director Stéphanie Di Gusto has produced this beautiful video for the launch of Vanessa Bruno’s Spring 2010 collection. It features model/actress Lou Doillon in a dreamy reality where three differing emotive scenes are accompanied by their own delightful piece of music. Stephanie’s photography is also worth checking out.
Another bass orientated delight from L-Vis 1990, on the remix of Kingdom‘s recenlty released club garage track ‘Mind Reader’. Expect big subwoofer oscillations from this one.
Alex Roman has single handedly produced this computer generated animated film that illustrates architecture art across a photographic point of view. The subjects are already built spaces, with some occasional surreal additions. A selection of random compositing breakdown shots video further emphasises the incredible skill applied. It’s simply astounding!