By reputation Tel Aviv native Alek Lee is a chief character on the city’s music scene. Over the last couple of years these talents have spread across Europe, seeing him notch up two releases on Paris-based Antinote, a contribution on Rhythm Section‘s Dominica compilation, and a debut on Talabot’s Hivern Discs under his Shame On Us guise, alongside fellow Israeli musicians Yovav and Naduve.
Today’s offering is a slow-builder, taking us from the sounds of the playground to the dance floor. Echoes and cries of children from a distant land are joined by raw low strung chords; the two contrasting sounds conjuring up both feelings of careless youth and sophisticated maturity. Here, electronic meets percussion, smattered with echoes, delays and reverb. A ‘be more childish’ approach, underscored by more sinister undertones that Alek Lee admits “make me remember the dark times in school, when kids were talking shit for no specific reason. Now I understand that it’s a simple given fact of life – kids talk shit!”
Our 2018 Advent Calendar is in aid of Julie’s Bicycle, a non-profit that supports the creative industry to take action on climate change. All money raised through Bandcamp sales goes directly to Green Riders, a new campaign that will help will create more sustainable collective practices in the music industry. If you’re a DJ, artist, venue, promoter or just curious, join the Green Riders campaign here.
More info about Green Riders
The Green Riders campaign will provide tools, resources, and a community for artists and their teams to exchange advice, ideas and experiences, working alongside venues, festivals, labels and promoters to take action on climate change. It will launch in full in 2019, Sign-up on the website to join the campaign and get more information from Julie’s Bicycle.
More info about Julie’s Bicycle
Julie’s Bicycle is a London-based not for profit that supports the global creative community to take action on climate change and the environment. We believe that the creative community is uniquely placed to drive positive change that can transform our world. Founded in 2007 from within the UK music industry, Julie’s Bicycle has established itself as an internationally trusted source of guidance supporting creative businesses to embed environmental sustainability into their work.
Artwork throughout the series is made by Emily Evans.