New music for your weekend, featuring another banger from Rinse and some fresh South London steez.
Artwork by Victoria Topping
Skream – Rollercoaster ft Sam Frank
This one’s splitting people down the middle like the top boy in Rikers Island with a hard-on. The comments range from “Nile Rogers would be proud!” to “What the fuck is this shit?!”, it seems not everyone is ready for the dubstep don to start making disco rekids (although he has been playing them since day 1). Personally we think sounds like a cold strawberry milkshake on rollerskates and that’s a compliment.
Hannah Wants & Jamie George – Butterflies
Rinse are on better form than Arsenal in 03/04 at the moment. After the big bashy ting from Roska last week, their 34th release is a low down dirty house workout from Hannah Wants and Jamie George. Played this one so much we’re hearing it on our sleep.
Marek Hemmann- Hooray
Taken off his new LP Bittersweet, this Marek Hemmann track conforms to the successful formula of the whole album; pleasing melodies, harmonic sounds and surprising twists over the top of a strong electric core.
Hooray kicks off with a powerful bassline, but Hemmann builds the track to technical perfection, using different and quirky sounds, layering instruments over the top of one another without ever rushing, nor hesitating. The sounds blend together perfectly, giving a real utopian and (strangely) familiar feel.
Salute – Diamond Glares
Feel like it’s been a while since something this fresh turned up. It’s like Dam Funk and Sonic The Hedgehog did a track together over a massive tray of hash brownies. Best thing about it is, it’s a free download.
Rainy Milo- Deal Me Briefly
The 17-year-old emerging talent from South-East London has been compared to Neneh Cherry ,and not just for her vintage wardrobe. Her lyrics certainly have maturity beyond her years. This song, produced by Chet Faker, is pleasing to the ear, containing lingering, soft vocals, it’s jazz with a slightly Electronic Edge. Rainy’s been nominated for best newcomer at the Mobo’s. Definitely one to watch.