While the original version of Holy Other‘s Held works with a very subtle use of vocal clips, floating synth pads and drums, the hands of London’s up-and-coming house producer Mike Greene aka Fort Romeau added some warmth and some heaviness to the beats, lifting the whole thing up to a seriously addictive sensual downtempo track – one just right for a dull work day.
Manchester-based producer Holy Other released his eagerly anticipated debut album featuring the title track Held on TriAngles in summer 2012, a solid ten-piece showcasing neatly executed inspiration from American Hip Hop and R&B which you can get yourselves here.
Let me introduce you to my latest obsession. Their band name is Baby Alpaca (omg!) and one could call them The Smiths of 2013. If such a daring comparison may ever be drawn. Others might even call Singer/songwriter Chris Kittrell names such as “the young Morrissey”. The New York based lads have an EP out on June 25 this year on Atlas Chair Records, and at this point I would like to stress the beauty in the lyrics of their newest release Sea of Dreams: Sunrise growing from the sea, Reflections lilac in the clouds, Sea lion’s eyes awaken me, Take me to the sea of dreams. Let’s just say my dreams are never like Chris Kittrell’s “Sea Of Dreams,” but I wish they were. Just like the animation in their new video below. Dream on.
Newly-signed to Modular People and dishing up a first single full of a sophisticated use of tropical-feeling percussion, MOVEMENT are a hot candidate on our one’s to watch list for 2013. The three-piece based out of Sydney is made up of Jesse James Ward, Lewis Wade and Sean Walker, dude friends that have been creating music together for two years before officially releasing their debut single. Feel Real is due out digitally on May 24 via Modular, with a remix EP on its way and set for release in late June.
SO – enough of the facts. If you’re up for the weekend in a HELL-YESS-ish way like I am, you just found your track of the day. Carefree and ready for a meaty barbecue tonight.
Newly-formed producer collective Clientèle out of Helsinki has just released their first song off whatever there is to come – sure thing is: I can’t wait to hear it. With heavy beats, raw hip hop vocals and sleek synths, Clientèle‘s debut Genny evolves around a vibe that’s reminiscent of that overly epic Jim-E Stack Bootleg of A$AP Rocky‘s Purple Swag. And I can’t find a single bad thing about that. Scandinavia, you’re the best thing that ever happened to us. E-VER.