Month: November 2019

DC ANDREA DICÒ / FRANCESCO CARBONE – “DC”

The duo of Andrea Dicò and Francesco Carbone spans the miles from Cape Town, South Africa to Milan, Italy and spans the chasm between several modes of musical expression – from studied approaches to guitar and percussion to exploratory discovery in chance contact with “non-musical” items. Between the two guitars, drums, walkie-talkies, toys and various …

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TOYA DELAZY – “FUNANI”

Described as “Hype Williams meets Missy Elliott” the South African MC has blown this video for the “Afro-Rave” anthem “Funani” completely out of the park. Combining a masala of influences including Grime and stabbing noise, Delazy’s stunning visual work is incomparable.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxGJVORKs6s

CAT TYSON HUGHES – “GOLDFIELDS”

“Goldfields” by Australian sound artist and experimental electronic musician Cat Tyson Hughes explores the concept of using commitment to daily rituals – walking and field recording in this case – to interact with and reflect upon both the physical and sonic realm of the world around her. Tyson calls this materialist phenomenon “Thing Power” and …

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GLACCI

I sit down the Nottingham, UK based electronic artist to talk about early musical inspirations, UK club scene and how life would have been different if he would have downloaded Bill Clinton speeches instead of Trance classics.

VISHWAS – “DISTANT”

The India-based multi-instrumentalist Vishwas has created a highly emotive, beautifully drifting composition with “Distant”. Starting with a pensive piano chord arrangement over and through a ebullient drone, “Distant” gathers a surging momentum behind it that continues to build until it’s intensity decreases. It’s a beautiful and contemplative track.   Listen on Spotify

BOGDAN BELYAEV – “WITNESS”

“Witness” is full of lovely twisting and turning piano melodies that burrow and find space within the warm sonic landscape that Belyaev has created on this track. Drones and bathwater warm tonal shifts are carried into one another while piano lines weave throughout, a gently knotted composition that stands up to multiple listens. 

ELIJAH BISBEE X ELSKAVON – “DEAR GEORGE”

“Dear George” is a gorgeous collaboration between Cleveland, OH ambient artist and Minneapolis soundscaper Elskavon. Beautiful overlapping tonal passages are draped over shimmering piano lines that enter and fade into the pallor of the track’s drone. there is an overall lift on this track – a leaf caught in the wind updraft that flows pretty …

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