Berlin based DNTE gives ‘Rain A Fall’ from Colonel Red’s new longplayer Keep Walkin the refix treatment. Colonel Red has come full circle, early in his career as a singer with the likes of heavyweights Earth Wind & Fire, Teddy Pendergrass, Anita Baker, Lenny White, Tony Allen and The Last Poets. He moved into the realm of electronic music and lent his voice to some of my favourite broken beat tracks of years gone by working with the likes of Bugz In The Attic and 4Hero. Now returning to his soul, funk and fusion roots with his new project. This remix and the new album are available via Tokyo Dawn Records now.
Hailing from Newcastle, Shift Static validate the Electronic wizardry developed in their short time together with their new, excellently titled EP In Italics. Working as a five piece, the group skillfully bridge haunted-house ambience along with live instruments, especially on the epic ‘Sky Burial’ and high art 2-Step of ‘Five Bar Gate’. However it’s the wicce lullaby vocals Laura Smith omits – real entrancing stuff – that binds together the band’s lo-fi stadium build ups.
New track from Germany’s Anthony Drawn. An upcoming release on 17tumba. Part of Volume 2 in the “Dark Clover presents Origami Sound” compilation – coming out in February. Drawn’s vinyl LP coming out january 2012! This is deeply atmospheric and wonderfully relaxing. That old school vinyl crackle gets me everytime!
Probably the most frequently refix-prone nineties R&B star, here’s another treatment. UK producer Hourglass Sea goes absolutely nuts with this classic, giving us a neck snapping cosmic-Metal gem to help you get your gurn on. A nice slab of musical pie to have pre Sunday lunch.
First featured Vince Kidd a little while back, since then he has gone on to support blog darling Lana Del Rey at her Scala gig in London as well as paving out some nice movements on his own which. This video is a stripped down version of his track ‘Smother Me’, as always really capturing Vince’s stunning vocal range, his voice gets me every time. Really looking forward to more new material in the new year!!
As part of Sweetheart of Kairi (introduced you to here)… I have been in hot pursuit of more from this talented individual. This track filled the void. Beautiful vocals, a nice understated 2 step bubbler which builds with a beautiful piano accompaniment. I wish I was walking along a deserted Island to this one. Looking forward to more from the collective.
Sigmafly (Σ-Fly) is Manchester based Tom Holmes. He takes the musical aesthetics from the likes of Boards Of Canada, Lapalux, and Burial and produces his own emotive, melodic and beautifully deep take on the style. Layers of intricate sound, chimes, piano, vocal snippets and echoing percussion create truly crafted pieces of outstanding audio. Press play and enjoy a free download over on his bandcamp here.
Collaboration project between Sorrow and Owsey, this EP labelled as “Ambient Dubstep” is far from. Ambient yes, Dubstep… Nah fam. It’s a whole lot more than that with some beautifully layered 2-Step goodness, haunting vocals and instrumentation. Think Cinematic Orchestra vs. Burial, bold I know but I have a feeling you will want to get into it. #SoEmoshSwaggeriffic. Can’t wait for my train journey to work tomorrow…
Sean Pecknold aka Grand Children ( also the brother of Fleet Foxes frontman Robin) comes more than correct with this stunning stop-motion animation film. With outstanding character design by Stacey Rozich, a stag-like creature journeys through a mythic land with its beasts and wilderness. Accompanied by the dynamic folk sound I have come to love and expect from the Foxes. A really evocative visual interpretation of my favorite song on the new record Helplessness Blues. Great stuff
I know this is not a new track but having just discovered this acoustic version of ‘All Yours’ from their stunning longplayer Finest Hour it had to be shared and I just don’t care! Ruby Wood on vocals smacks it, as does the trumpeter. If you don’t have the album already, dig yourself a hole, do 20 push-ups and then head over here and do the right thing. Beautiful music.