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We posted about some tracks last weekend but we’re at it again. Kry Wolf has been on repeat.
Get a DL of the BBC 1Extra mix here, some real crackers on it.
Ben Jamin has a new EP out - ‘Radio Waves’.
Have a listen to one of the tracks, ‘New Day’, here.
Here’s a nice edit of a Streets track we’ve had on repeat recently.
Listen to Kry Wolf’s original productions here.
Sam Smith. This London-based singer will have, doubtlessly, graced your eardrums on the unexpected chart smash ‘Latch’.
In his own right though, Sam’s talent is enormous. His voice carries with sensitivity only a well-accomplished musician pulls off
Here’s an acoustic version of his track ‘The Lonely Hour’. Let the legato glides of the cello and Sam’s powerful vocals serenade you.
His initial dates sold out in a flash but there’s a few tickets about for 24th April @ St Pancras Old Church.
Go on, you know you have / want to.
London-based, Norwegian artist Kari Jahnsen has a busy couple of months ahead. With Secret Garden Party and the Great Escape coming up, one could let her off if this manic touring schedule was preventing her writing.
Not here. Jahnsen is an artist that keeps putting stuff out at a consistently high level.
Known as Farao, the songstress brings an intriguing, beguiling twist on the sound of artists like Fleet Foxes and the Broken Bells.
The music swells and builds but always feels surprisingly calming.
Out May 27th.
CIRCULA WHO ARE YOU . WHY DID WE NOT CATCH YOUR TRACKS BEFORE?
This release is so mad… Garage, House and Tech have flirted their way into the minds of many producers (probably too many) and the result is all too often pretty unconvincing.
Writers love/have to criticise something or a review looks unbalanced. It’s hard here, however, to find something worth pulling out.
Circula’s production is tight - listen to how clean the percs are. It’s also unassumingly original.
1.19-1.25 - continuity between the bouncy 4/4 grimey club sound into a smooth, jazzy piano riff is underpinned by a sustained garage beat. Woa….
One of Future Groove’s releases (check them - always on point) and a VBO one to watch for 2013. If Disclosure lead ‘bass’ (sorry) into the charts, Circula is definitely in the band of producers who will continue to pull out the nuances and progress of house and electronic.
Not even saying that for hype.
You know when you kill a track by listening to it at least 3 times a day, every day of the week, and strongly dislike yourself for it? Then you hear a remix, approach it reluctantly, and hope that it doesn’t kill the original for you (whilst secretly hoping it gives it a breath of fresh life).
Morning High’s edit of Mount Kimbie - Made To Stray definitely does that. Even looking at the waveform you know you’re set for a journey through a varied soundscape.
The original is eerie in how it sort of places you somewhere between an empty dancefloor. This one is aurally creative too - your brain is swept by nostalgia of summer evenings and the crack of a beer.
Oh, and it keeps those brain-popping semi and demis rhythms that give the Kai and Dom’s new material its unmistakeable groove, flair and originality.
There’s some new Burial coming people.
Production-wise this teaser does not cease to entice. The composition is profoundly evocative and, as ever, draws your thoughts to some place or feeling that every Burial listener can imagine but not quite describe.
No shame to suppose all this from one minute of listening.