Electronic

New Release: Maya Jane Coles DJ-Kicks

This time last year I must admit I wasn’t the biggest fan of House Music, put off by its minimal and repetitive side. Little did I know there is much more to it than that and that a resurgence was well under way, with a bass-heavy and club-friendly variety. Maya Jane Coles is now at the forefront of this resurgence making her a perfect candidate for the latest instalment in the DJ-Kicks compilation series.

New Artist: One Little Plane

One Little Plane combines the singer-songwriting talent of Kathryn Brint with the production of Keiran Hebden (a.k.a Four Tet) to form a quite charming slice of Acoustic-Pop. It’s a far cry from Hebden’s solo material and surprising release for his Text label But if there’s one thing we’ve learnt about Hebden, it’s his eclectic taste

New Artist: Oliver Tank

While he may be making waves in his native Australia, Oliver Tank remains a fairly unknown entity in these parts. Probably the best way to describe his music is using his own words: accessible tracks disguised in a more interesting instrumentation. Accessible because they definitely have some pop sensibilities, but are given a twist by his own electronic production, like other newcomers Polica.

New Release: El_Txef_A – Breath

Hailing from the Basque Country in Northern Spain, 25-year-old House producer El_Txef_A probably hasn’t hit your radar just yet. His debut album, Slow Dancing In A Burning Room, was released this March on his own imprint Fiakun – a mecca for contemporary House music. Not being much of a dance music fan himself, El_Txef_A has drawn inspiration from a wide host of different musicians; citing A$AP Rocky and John Mayer as significant influences upon his sound (the title of his debut album is a reference to a song by John Mayer of the same name). As a classically trained musician, his creative approach to music-making revolves around intricate chord progressions and beautifully dark vocal melodies (sung by himself). Think James Blake, pitched-down and post-House. Also check out his edit of Bon Iver’s Calgary right here, it’s a free download as well!