Electronic

New Release: Pavel Dovgal/Ta-Ku – Finest Ego| Faces Series Vol.1

We’re a little bit late on this release, but it’s just too good a discovery not to share with you guys. Two of the most seasoned beatmaker collectives came together this summer to put out the first volume of a fresh new producer series entitled ‘Faces’. Every edition showcases two different producers from the hubs of PROJECT: Mooncircle (Mike Gao, Long Arm, fLako) and Finest Ego (Om Unit, Floating Points, Dorian Concept), with unique cover artwork for each artist designed by the aspring LNY, ‘known for his surrealistic portraits, blending humans and animals’. This first volume brings together Russian-born Pavel Dovgal and Ta-Ku, who has Philippine roots and grew up in Australia. The cultures they’ve grown up in are worlds apart, and through this they bring their own unique blend of music; Pavel Dovgal’s Kiss Purple sparking future-garage pads alight with some up-tempo snaps and claps, whilst Ta-Ku’s Confessions features John Robinson aka Lil’ Sci (Scienz Of Life) flowing smoothly over some J Dilla/Madlib inspired production. You can listen to the full 8 tracks here.

New Release: Robin Hannibal – Bobby EP

Setting time aside from Quadron and Boom Clap Bachelors, producer-by-trade Robbin Hannibal recently released his debut solo EP Bobby, where he also provides the vocals, lyrics and instrumentation. Amends is the pick of the bunch, and with the loud yelps punctuating the track you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a Wu Lyf side-project…

New Artist: Dam Mantle

Tom Marshallsay a.k.a. Dam Mantle has been making big waves in the Electronic music scene the last few months after releasing the We EP, out on his own label Get Me!. His eclectic mix of gloomy pads, pitched down vocals and skittish 808 drum hits makes for some really haunted vibes, somewhere in between Burial and James Blake. You can grab the EP here – we really insist on it actually. Check out Not A Word below and you’ll see why!

New Release: Joker – On My Mind (Instrumental)

Household name in Bristol’s bass-scene, Joker released his debut album The Vison a few weeks back. It seems to have him poking his head out from the underground scene and heading more towards Dance-Pop driven music; collaborating with vocalists Jessie Ware, William Cartwright and Jay Wilcox. For those that don’t know, the Bristol producer pioneered a new blend…

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…