Sorry I Haven’t Posted Here In A While / Have Lots Of New Music In Apology

Sampha

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’:

Enjoy!

Snakehips At It Again

SnakehipsShady London-based production outfit Snakehips have been garnering praise over the last 9 months or so with a combination of great remixes, such as those of Wild Belle and Bondax, and a couple of stand-out tracks, most notably the summery ‘On & On’. Now they’ve dropped a new track, ‘Make It’.

The track has the kind of playful use of female vocals that we’ve come to expect, an R&B sample pitch-shifted, chopped and looped is nothing out of the ordinary, however it is the bass line that follows that shows Snakehips exploring a slightly different medium than usual. Rather than a summery, laid-back song similar to guys like Ta-Ku and Kaytranada, we get instead a heavy, low-end synth rhythm that you’re more likely to here on a Baauer record. The change in synth work is remarkable and so are other elements such as the switch to a more trap-style 808 hat and snare however the vocal sample keeps the track well and truly planted in the world of Snakehips.

Hopefully there will be more tracks on the way before they drop their debut record later this year.