Due to other commitments, over the last few weeks i’ve found it difficult to set aside time to write here so today i’m making up for it with some of my favourite recent tracks:
Sampha, of SBTRKT-collaboration notoriety, released a new cut from his debut EP Dual out July 29th on Young Turks:
Recently featured Phazz dropped another soul-inflected remix, this time of Ryan Leslie’s ‘Addiction’. The track is also available for free download from his Facebook page:
Julio Bashmore announced a UK Fall/Winter tour and shared new cut-back, bass-heavy track ‘Duccy’:
Adding to their already incredible repertoire of remixes, anonymous London-based Snakehips remixed sultry LA singer-songwriter Banks:
And two Matlock producers combine as Armeria remixes Karma Kid‘s summery hit ‘In My Arms’:
Over the last year or so Joe Kay‘s Soulection label have proven to be one of the best up-and-coming imprints around at the moment. The Cali-based label have become the major outlet of soulful jazz and hip-hop inflected beats, releasing records from artists such as Evil Needle, Lakim, Ta-Ku and atu (who’s Pictures On Silence comes with a massive BITR8 recommendation).
In amongst all this crowd of great producers it is 21-year old French producer Adam Phazz that has really caught my eye over the last few days. His debut on the label comes in the form of a remix of Cassie’s constantly-remixed ‘Me & You’. You could be forgiven for thinking that you have heard every possible way that this track can be manipulated and for skipping over it, however you would be making a horrible mistake. Utilising a combination of minor key piano chords and a detuned echoed Cassie the track suddenly becomes more engaging than ever before. Add to the equation one of the most inconsistent glitchy set of trap-style drums in recent memory and it’s a recipe for one of the most successful remixes since ViLLΛGE‘s last year.
Also find below Phazz’s remix of Twista’s 2009 hit ‘Wetter’ which sees the detuned Chicago native’s chopper style of rap paired with an equally off-beat drum pattern to create an odd but incredibly hypnotic outcome.