Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Four Tet/Ultraísta

An amazing remix from Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet, one of the most respected artists on the electronic music scene. Instead of cutting, switching and looping vocal samples like he has done on many of his most popular songs (Angel Echoes, Love Cry, etc), he instead lets Ultraísta's original vocals play mostly undisturbed. This works beautifully, providing a ringing clarity alongside a deep, rich bassline and a typically percussive, minimal beat.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Jon Hopkins Jon Hopkins Jon Hopkins

Current thoughts: Mmmmm, Jon Hopkins
Current state: Jon Hopkins trance
Currently listening to: Immunity
Other comments: Four Tet does Jon Hopkins!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

'Tell Him' - Esperanza Spalding

Any performance that can make me smile at strangers on the way home from a 9 hour shift is a winner to me...

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Jazzanova/DJ Ghe

Shimmying neatly into the spaces provided by an industry increasingly thirsty for jazz/swing/house fusions, Jazzanova are a new personal favourite alongside acts such as Parov Stelar and Tosca.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Justin Vernon

There has never been an artist more expressive about heartbreak... This is just one of Justin Vernon's heart-wrenching creations.

I have buried you
Every place I've been
You keep ending up 
In my shaking hands