…including tracks by Mount Kimbie, Shlohmo, J Dilla, Knxwledge, Lil Wayne, 123Mrk and many more!
You might be skeptical to hear that a cover of Hudson Mohawke has seen its contagious synth hook replaced by horns, flutes and a saxophone, but fear not. We might even be bold enough to say that Ye Mighty’s version tops the original…
It’s always great to see musicians doing something different, as is the case with North London singer Szjerdene. She’s been elegantly fusing Soul, RnB and Jazz vocals with Glitch-Hop backdrops; drawing clear parallel’s with the Future-Soul sound that has come out of L.A. in the last few months via OFWGKTA sub-group The Internet. Leila’s Tale has her beautiful tones sprinkled generously over a rework instrumental from Swiss-born producer Dimlite. A match made in heaven, we can’t wait to hear more!
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.
Like the Brit School, London’s Goldsmiths has a nack for producing Stamp The Wax favourites. Following in the footsteps of James Blake, Anthony Joseph and Damon Albarn is a hefty task, but we think a current student has talent worth shouting about.
This year, Bristolian rapper Buggsy has added a vibrant injection of new talent into the UK Hip-Hop scene…
A chopped and screwed rework from “the Dilla of Deptford” of Rhythm Section.
A sparse, experimental take on modern classical and jazz on Hôtel Costes.
Dub electronica from the Livity Sound signee from On The Corner’s 24-track compilation.
A live jam of dreamy, leftfield techno from the Roses Are Red boss.
The 30th Century Records musician pays tribute to legendary New York no wave label.
Soothing ambient and dubby bassline to electronic indie and deep house.
Katia Mullova explores the lessons we might learn from Coronavirus lockdown to create a more environmentally-friendly gig economy and community at large.
Katia Mullova assesses the wider implications of this annual focus on data sharing.
A behind the scenes look at Berlin’s unassuming open air party spot.