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!
Man like Juk Juk is back with another new release on Nommos Records. The London producer has gone a bit meaner with a definite Mosca feel to the A-Side.
Signed to Brooklyn’s multi-coloured label Moodgadget…
Copenhagen’s Patrick Alexander Bech-Madsen (a.k.a Sekuoia) sure is a tough one to find out about and not much easier to pigeon-hole, but by golly he makes good music.
Clothing line, promotions company and music-label Cloak and Dagger Operation have generously given us 2 tickets to their night at Covert (London’s newest music venue) in Vauxhall on Good Friday (06/04/2012). Included in the line-up are two of our favourite Electronic artists around, fLako (Project:Mooncircle) and Arkist (Apple Pips/Hotflush), bringing…
XL’s Enigmatic Singer/Songwriter Jai Paul has kept fans waiting since 2010’s BTSTU for some new material and at last he delivers. It’s a bit of a slow-burner compared to his last effort…
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After releasing one of our favourite albums last year, Submotion Orchestra are back with a new single It’s Not You It’s Me. This one pitches at the more frenetic scale of their sound, rather like the brilliant Always
One of our favourite labels around, Plug Research (home to Exile, Bilal, Boom Clap Bachelors) have ferociously tugged on our ears yet again with the beautifully balmy tones of Experimental duo Sonnymoon. The track Just Before Dawn is stripped-back chill-out music in its purist form, with just simple synth-work and a magical melody. But as the song progresses, it builds and enters new realms of frequency that blew us away when combined with visuals from Gordon Hendrick and Hunter Steinman. The release is part of a free compilation that Plug Research wanted to share with everyone: ‘all brand new music coming out on plug during the spring quarter of 2012’, which you can download for free right here!
More names added to the Outlook lineup, plus the launch of Dimensions, a brand new Electronic festival launched by their organisers the weekend after Outlook.