Tag Archives: Aesop

TĀLĀ – Everybody’s Free

This tasty rendition of Quindon Tarver’s ‘Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)’ was nestled into TĀLĀ’s mixtape she released back in May, entitled ‘Other People’s Poetry’. Today the London producer has unveiled the tune ahead of the release of her ‘Alchemy’ EP, out on the ever-so-reliable Aesop label. Comes out November 17th, pre-order your copy here.

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Sylas – Shore

Superlative second offering from Sylas:

We featured the moody and melancholic B-side ‘Hollow’ last week, and today we’re treated to the promising lead track from the London duo’s forthcoming ‘Shore’ EP.

Although sombre in mood from the off, ‘Shore’ grows in gravitas as the tune develops. The production’s warm and emphatic and the vocals are faultless – this one’s going to get a lot of attention wethinks. The EP’s out November 24th on the trusty Aesop label, and features an as-yet-unheard track called ‘Layer’ featuring London producer Jelani Blackman and the one and only Brian Eno. Intriguing.

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Sylas – Hollow

London-based label Aesop have established a decent rep now – in their short lifespan they’ve released singles from Wayward, SOHN, Gent Mason and TALA. Next up is London-based Sylas.

‘Hollow’ is their first offering, a dramatic and intriguing listen. Obvious comparisons may be drawn to stars from the experimental electronic landscape such as James Blake and the aforementioned SOHN, but who really cares if it sounds this good:

We don’t know a lot about Sylas, besides the fact that one half of the duo has been perfecting his production skills under the watchful eye of no other than Brian Eno. He helped produce ‘Someday World’, Eno’s collaborative album with Karl Hyde. He’s also rumoured to have worked with Sinead O’Connor and Damon Albarn, amongst others…

Learning from the best – one to watch, wethinks.

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Wayward – Belize

After landing on the HD map last year with one of our best tracks of 2013*, London duo Wayward are back with a peach. ‘Belize’ is laid-back, tropical and that little bit Cafe del Mar. In a good way. Beth Aggett beautifully provides the lung power – if you recognize her, Bondax’s ‘Giving It All’ may be the place.

Make it to the 3 minute mark and you’re in for a treat too.

‘Belize’ is the B-side to their upcoming release ‘Speak On It’. Out on Black Butter Records.

*Here’s that gem from last year, ‘Love Jones’:

 

 

 

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Wayward – Marvin (VIP Remix)

Any HD twitter followers out there may already be bored of us harping on about a particular ‘Love Jones’ by Wayward. We featured it on these pages at the end of October and have been listening to it non-stop since. Featuring an Eddie Kendricks classic sample, it’s a piece of powerful pop that could quite possibly end up in our ‘Best of the Year’ lists.

Released alongside this is the B-side ‘Marvin’, which they’ve recently spruced up by giving it a VIP remix themselves. Whilst verging into UK bass territory, this track similarly explores a little bit of trickery with a classic vocal sample.

More fun from hot-as-you-like London duo Wayward. ‘Love Jones’ and ‘Marvin’ are yours to buy from 2nd December on London’s Aesop label.

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Wayward – Love Jones

Wayward are a London-based duo who have been producing tunes for a while but have finally got their début single release in the form of ‘Love Jones’. It’s the perfect pick-me-up for a Tuesday afternoon.

Similar to other tracks on their Soundcloud, this isn’t totally original. The track is centred around the soulful falsettos of Eddie Kendricks, he from the Temptations. But the vocal loop works magnificently with the progression of the tune. A hearty bassline and delightful piano melodies rise throughout, but it’s not until three and a half minutes in when you realise this song’s got something really special.

Aesop are releasing this one (check out releases from SOHN and Gent Mason on the London-based label of the moment) – you can get it on iTunes now or on vinyl come the 2nd December.

Go like these guys on Facebook or follow them on Twitter, big ones to watch wethinks.

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Gent Mason – Head

Aesop be killin it, and we’re not talking fables.

Brand new label Aesop, who’s first release was the FANTASTIC ‘The Wheel’ by SOHN, have produced a stunning number two (stop it) with this release from London boy Gent Mason.

‘Eden’ and its B-side ‘Head’ are syrupy, Timbaland-esque productions with more than a nod to his hip hop and RnB tastes. If you like what you hear, the release hits the shelves 7th October.

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S O H N – The Wheel

If you’ve not heard of him already, allow us to introduce you to S O H N. The blogosphere is currently going bananas over this multi-instrumentalist’s unique and powerful electronica. Feast your ears on his debut single ‘The Wheel’ and you’ll see why. He creates a dense bed of atmospherics and peppers it with his intriguing vocals. At times haunting, at times angelic, he blends together a whole host of sounds and we can’t wait to hear more. ‘The Wheel’ is out now on the similarly fresh label Aesop.

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