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New Artist: Gibson Bull

When we first came across Gibson Bull we were surprised how he could have so few plays. It might have something to do with the low key release of his eponymous debut album over a year ago, but since then he’s kept his head down and written a good batch of songs to record a follow-up EP.

New Artist: Guy Furious

With the recent release of Jacques Greene’s new track with Koreless, we thought we’d bring you a new producer who likes to dabble in RnB samples. Despite still being a Music Tech student at Birmingham City, Guy Furious has already achieved a fair bit. It’s his exploration into Future-Garage on EP Pillow Talk that caught our attention the most.

New Release: Mar Variation – Avril 14th with Szjerdene

It’s safe to say that Aphex Twin, known as the most inventive and influential figure in contemporary electronic music today, has had a pretty interesting 2011. Kanye West sampled the track Avril 14th off the 2001 drukQs album to make a melancholic love joint with John Legend called Blame Game. Now, Dutch-born RnB/Neo-Soul singer Mar (of Full Crate & Mar) and North London counterpart Szjerdene have collaborated to showcase their version of the famous piano track. It is in keeping with Mar’s Variation project, which has him reinterpreting old songs in his own style, accompanied by some very cinematic videos. The video for Avril 14th is a bit heavy, (it might even be a homage to Aphex Twin’s notoriously messed up music videos) but we love the new interpretation – AAAAND it’s a free download which you can get here.

New Release: Jack Steadman – Mahalia

We posted on Jack’s solo project back in May this year – introducing the world to the Future-Garage vibes of I Will Change You. Since then, he’s been busy touring the world with his band Bombay Bicycle Club, promoting their third album A Different Kind of Fix (which is really good by the way, go cop that). So it’s nice to know he’s got enough musical juices left in him after all that to then sit down and create songs like Mahalia…