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Few artists prompt as much excitement here at HD as Aaron Jerome a.k.a SBTRKT.  Following the complex and atmospheric Transitions series, his latest tune ‘Temporary View’ marks a return to his melodic best, bringing in his old buddy and long-time collaborator Sampha in a soulful reworking of his instrumental track ‘Resolute’. Sampha’s vocals float right over the top of SBTRKT’s immaculate production in a taste of what’s to come in his hotly-anticipated sophomore album.

All signs point towards a Young Turks release later this year but he’s keeping his cards pretty close to his chest as you’d expect.  Definitely one to keep an eye on.


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Sampha – Can’t Get Close (Jacques Greene Edit)

11 days into the Lucky Me Advent Calendar, and today’s offering ain’t too shabby at all.

It’s Jacques Greene’s edit of Sampha’s ‘Can’t Get Close’, a track written for the South Londoner’s father who died when he was just nine years old. The original’s an emotive piece and Greene keeps the important vocal intact, but extends it out and adds a most welcome piano loop. Lovely.

And the original:

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Sampha – Without

Out on Young Turks on July 29th, the ‘Dual’ EP is shaping up nicely. The latest teaser is ‘Without’ is a skittering piece of electronica with more than a shade of his breakthrough collaborations with SBTRKT.

This follows the poppier slice of emotion he announced the EP with, ‘Indecision’:

And, if that isn’t enough, he recently featured on a new Drake track, sprinkling some of his vocal magic on an otherwise pedestrian effort from the Canadian:

He’s been a selflessly busy boy but it sounds like his own stuff is worth the wait.

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

1. Ishmael Ensemble – Songs For Knotty: South Londoner Ishmael returns to Banoffee Pies with a six piece ensemble and a full length LP to boot (out today). The record was made in loving memory of an old friend and ‘Songs For Knotty’ is the highly poignant title track.

For the Londoners amongst you, Friday 10th February is the day to bookmark with not one but two appearances from all involved. There’ll be a live showcase from Ishmael at Sounds Of The Universe with DJ support from the Banoffee Pies gang, then they’ll both be digging deep into their record collections at Brilliant Corners later on in the evening. Both events are free and sound top-notch.

2. Cin Cin 006 – New Jackson/Elliott Lion Double whammy here. The sixth release on Cin Cin is a split 12” between Dubliner New Jackson and Manchester-based Elliott Lion, he of Editors fame don’t you know? We were treated to the first two tracks this week and they’re both ace, the deep and dreamy, David Bowie-sampling ‘Electric Blue’ complimenting the driving ‘Athens’ nicely.

3. COEO – Mydonna: Munich-based duo COEO bring the disco flavours in the fun-filled ‘Mydonna’, due for release on 17th February via Berlin’s Toy Tonics.

4. Sampha – (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano: Sampha dropped the vid for the achingly beautiful ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano’ a few days back to coincide nicely with the relase of his debut album, ‘Process’. It’s out today on Young Turks, go find it.

5. Jesper Ryom – Pacer: French record label Delicieuse Records have been unearthing an eclectic blend of new music since 2012 and this March they’re dropping their first VA compilation to celebrate the wealth of musical discoveries they’ve made. The album’s called ‘Liquors #1’ and Jesper Ryom’s ‘Pacer’ is the first taster.

The mix that pricked our ears this week is by Seb Wildblood, over an hour of 100% forthcoming material on Church, Coastal Haze and All My Thoughts:

Loads more new music to check out over on our SoundCloud page, or our Twitter feed.

Or for any Spotify users out there, we’ve got you covered too.


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Jamie xx – Sleep Sound

New stuff from Jamie xx always makes us sit up in our bed with laptop propped up on our knees at our desk. This is no different.

‘Sleep Sound’ is one of a double-sided release coming up 5th May on, where else, Young Turks. It’s another late night, sensual jam; the xx but for an after-party rather than a romantic evening with your significant other/others.

For something a little longer, check out the Turks’ FBI Radio Takeover featuring Jamie, Four Tet, Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis and Sampha. Mouth-watering.

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Bodhi Remixes

The lads Bodhi have really been busying themselves and have given us/you a couple of smooth bangers to add to last month’s brilliant Charles Murdoch remix.

First up is their rethinking of ‘Without’ by SBTRKT et al collaborator, Sampha. This is pure dancefloor fodder. Retaining the original tune, but adding a lively house beat, it’s great and, once again, on free download.

This was followed by the arrival of Olly and Luke’s remix of Forrest – ‘Shiny Suit Man’. Slightly more relaxed, but still a mover, we love it.

Sadly, their night on October 4th alongside Joe Goddard and Bondax in a #secreteastlondonlocation has sold out. But, if you’re a Londoner, you can catch Bodhi throughout the Autumn as they’ve got a few dates lined up.

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Short Stories – Let It Go / On The Way

We bring you good omens for 2013 with the announcement that Koreless and Sampha are to release their two collaborative efforts thus far, ‘Let It Go’ and ‘On The Way’ under the ‘Short Stories’ moniker. Hooray! We’ve been enjoying both on the regs as they’ve knocked around the web these past few years and thought something was in the pipeline after their recent (very) short set during the Young Turks-curated Boiler Room:
Find a slightly cleaner version of ‘Let It Go’ from back in the day here. And here’s the best rip we can find of ‘On The Way’:
According to the accompanying info, “the pair forged a friendship playing at Young Turks parties in 2010, and utilised the same Dalston studio which would later become the writing room for The xx’s second album, spending two days with a vast array of synths, drum machines and other instruments, exploring a new sonic palette and learning about each other’s process for creating music.” Coooooool. Catch the fruits of their labour on 28th January via Young Turks.
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