Throwing Snow is a London/Bristol based producer making some very interesting electronic music. In his own words, he writes ‘anything from Folk to Dubstep’, though we haven’t been so lucky as to find the former. Aside from his production skills, TS is also a music consultant at Hear No Evil and CEO of the label A Future Without, featuring loads of artists we love (Baba Yaga and Augustus Ghost in particular). He’s already done remixes for Gold Panda and Kidkanevil, and his most recent release Un Vingt/Cronos has been remixed by the likes of George Fitzgerald and d’Eon. Throwing Snow’s production style is driven by minimal layers; mostly analog synths and splintered 2-step beats. Though each element is often simplistic in its raw terms, he does have a tendency to heavily automate his tracks with gleaming pitch-bends and chop/screw samples. All in all, our kind of music. Below is a track off his most recent release and an older tune called Naked Dance for you to enjoy.
Since entering the music scene, Ghostpoet has been showing Hip-hop how to calm down. His debut LP Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam is so refreshing in its approach you would have to go back as far as Original Pirate Material for an album of similarimpact on UK Hip-hop. Survive It is Ejimiwe’s latest release and acts as a reminder that the 24-year-old is refusing to conform to the blueprint of brash and boastful lyrics. With a lisped voice and storytelling stlyle, Ejimiwe adopts the persona of a modest 44-year old and transforms a tale of a mundane existence into a hopeful tune, aided by Fabiana Palladino’s uplifting chorus. This is a track that will certainly fit various moods, and if you’re interested in hearing a style less conventional, then don’t let Ghostpoet go unnoticed.
Despite self-releasing debut EP All For Your Smile in March, there is barely anything known about Bristol producer Stumbleine…
There is little known about Welsh named Ifan Dafydd. With only two songs to his/her name and no official website or label backing, Dafydd is certainly under the radar. Applying an extremely similar style to that of James Blake’s pre-album material, speculation is fast spreading as to whether Ifan Dafydd, likeHarmonimix, is just another alias that Blake hides behind. Amidst all this uncertainty the only thing we can really be sure of is how great the music is. Dafydd’s No Good organically corrupts Amy Winehouse’s You Know I’m no Good with pitched-down samples, warm synth-lines and sparse wooden claps to create a rich and intimate sound. It’s accompanied by a chopped and screwed video of the original Winehouse song that you can watch below. We’ve also treated you to a new release by the mysterious producer that popped up a few weeks ago called Tree House. Whoever it is that’s making these sounds, Ifan Dafydd is without a doubt a talent to to watch and admire over the coming months.
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Melodic breaks on a mini album for Secretsundaze.
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80s Japanese synthpop on Jazzy Couscous’ second Kumo No Muko compilation.
A spontaneous space rock improv from the project of Mystic Jungle and Rico Milord.
Sydney instrumental hip-hop, 1971 Ohio soul and 2019 Osaka experimental electronic.
The man behind the Strangelove Music label explores the junctures between organic and synthetic.
Swedish ambient jazz, 2003 reggae electronica and soothing Japanese new age.
Homegrown Celestial Lovers Rock from the Emotional Rescue, Response and Especial head.
Recline through Napoli-via-Berlin jazz-funk, L.A. boogie-RnB and downtempo soul.
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Walking us through the stunning Indian Ocean island…
Hong Kong mix, plus interactive map and favourite spots around town.
Showcasing Bulgaria’s rich heritage and vibrant present from a DJ who counts Zip as a fan.