Day 16: Earl Jaye – Goldneedle


Day 16 of our 2020 charity Advent Calendar, in aid of You Make It & Project Protect.

DJ and Netil Radio host Jaye Ward is known for her skills behind the decks, playing everything from proggy trance to wonky funk and dub, but recently she’s made her move into production, contributing tracks to Love Child and Super Drama’s compilation under both her own name and the newly acquired Earl Jaye. ‘Goldneedle’ is an atmospheric slice of ambience, that builds slowly with discordant synth lines and crisp percussion.

“This track is kind of ambient-not-ambient and quite intense and gnarly in places. The Earl Jaye thing is from watching the TV show vikings and one of the heroines uses the name Earl Lingsrad which is a man’s term etc. been feeling that vibe haha!

With counterfeit coldness and indifference, while inside she feels every little thing with intensity, my maker flicks the tip. That sticky juice enters her like hot vapour and she releases herself into its warm welcoming somnolent ambience. A vast wall of ravaged receptors crashes down around her in delicious chaos and waves of heavy gravity spawned horses trample through her substance and drag her away into delicious darkness. All is well and the edge is avoided for another time.”

Download & Donate

This year we’ve chosen to split profits from the release between two charities, both of whom are doing important work within their respective fields.

The first charity is London-based organisation You Make It, a creative programme that offers young women access to tools, networks and experiences — group learning, 1-1 mentoring, work experience, start-up support and 1-1 pastoral support — giving them the confidence to transform their lives through personal empowerment.

The second is Nigeria-based initiative Project Protect, a subdivision of Burna Boy’s charitable NGO The Reach, launched to help provide financial, medical and legal resources for EndSars protestors during and after the protests.

Check the below playlist for all tracks in our Calendar.

Artwork across the series by Mark Grieg.

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