Vondelpark – Camels

Vondelpark is a 47 acre park in Amsterdam and…that’s pretty much all you learn from a cursory Google search for the elusive London-based three-man. While they’ll have reached new audiences by supporting R&S stablemate James Blake on selected legs of his recent tour, they’re still hard to pin down. If (for some reason) you want a lesson in how not get into the spirit of an interview, check out their exchanges with Vice. Amusing work fodder.

Media training aside, their low-fi dubstep riddims ebb and flow nicely, with their July release,  ‘nyc stuff and nyc bags’ showcasing their talents effectively. The stand-out track for us is ‘Camels’, a languid summer tune accompanied by a video of scenesters grooving on a roof (which is fine). The Guardian were typically effusive in describing them as “Sade remixed by the xx, or a UK version of The Weeknd’s enervated R&B” – exaggerated but on the right lines.

They currently have no dates in the diary for 2012 but keep your eyes peeled: if their next record is as good as the last (or indeed Human Drizzle’s trip to the other Vondelpark) then it’ll be worth getting your hands on.

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3 thoughts on “Vondelpark – Camels

  1. […] the R&S Records showcase on the Saturday night was a bit of damp squib. HD faves Vondelpark played a beautifully bashful opening set but then trouble set in. Lone misjudged the mood (we wish […]

  2. […] hardcore HD fans (hi there) will know, we are big fans of James Blake and Vondelpark in particular. With the former DJing and the latter playing live, it promises to be a diverse […]

  3. […] their sparse online offering, we’ve been compelled to keep abreast of Vondelpark’s musical evolution by their hazy, ethereal […]

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