Friday, 8 August 2008
Ladies of the UK electro scene are starting to speak up! So far we seem to have Robots In Disguise, who seem to be a bit of a joke as far as i can tell. And whether that's how most view them or not, i'm just not a huge fan at the end of the day, finding much of their stuff tired and derivative.
Luckily, Papa Vito is is well on her way to solving this with her fresh blend of wobbly bass lines and wonky synth melodies over slightly broken electro beats. Oh, and don't forget the occasional, beautifully sung lyrics over the top to give songs a new dimension when it fits.
Claiming to be influenced by beats, bass and smiles, one can really hear these influences in the music. It's certainly music to make you smile and keep your feet moving, and with remixes from the likes of Lillica Libertine already under her belt, this young lady is set to go only one way; up.
So go ceck out the range of tunes from the myspace, HERE and enjoy!
On another note, the rather amazing Burial (i think that releasing two albums in the space of a year, both being the best albums in the years of their respectiv erelease qualifies for the term, "amazing", wouldn't you say?) has unveiled himself, citing that the anonymity had become a problem for him, or other people anyway, in recent months and so has taken the decision to reveal his identity.
Anyway, the gentleman had this to say regarding the decision. Every interview i've read of his (there' aren;t many) he a always come across as a guenuinely top guy and this only goes to confirm that:
for a while theres been some talk about who i am , but its not a big deal
i wanted to be unknown because i just want it to be all about the tunes.
over the last year the unknown thing become an issue so im not into it any more.
im a lowkey person and i just want to make some tunes, nothing else. my names will bevan, im from south london, im keeping my head down and just going to finish my next album, theres going to be a 12" maybe in the next few weeks too with 4 tunes. hope u like it, i'll try put a tune up later
sorry for any rubbish tunes i made in the past, ill make up for it
a big big thank you to anyone who ever supported me, liked my tunes or sent me messages, it means the world to me
big up everyone, take care, will ( burial )"
What a legend. i can not wait to hear his new stuff, so... here's to Will!
On other notes, tonight... Mirror!Mirror! are playing at the Old Blue Last in shoreditch for free. So no excuses there, and then it's Chew The Fat! at The End with Riton, The Black Ghosts, Trevor Loveys, The Toxic Avenger, Andy George, Tapedeck, Tomb Creww, Bok Bok & Manara and more! So, really, no excuses there either!
Oh, and check this out, as it's one of my favourite Late Of The Pier remixes:
Late Of The Pier - The Bears Are Coming (Haunts Remix)
There's also been an array of Heartbeat remixes following it's release on Monday. One from Zongamin which didn't stray too far from the original and one from La La Lepus which started off well with some nice warping bass lines and a wicked meloyd, which it then proceeded to do for five whole minutes and got boring. Boo.
This Hot chip one is similar, in style to Duke Dumont's mix of Mystery Jets, but not quite on the same plane. Worth a listen though, and probably the pick of the bunch...
Late Of The Pier - Heartbeat (Hot Chip remix)
I'm very excited about there tiny little instore appearance at Puregroove on Tuesday as well! Sweeeet. Go buy "Fantasy Black Channel", now.
Hope you're all well and i'll catch you soon!