shot at dawn is a scintillating return for a band who have been collectively quiet (but individually busy) for a few years, and (once again) sounds like the music of tomorrow. lyricist leon mayes wills the real revolution to come, morrisís uneasy keys and driving, bittersweet production embodies the uk s collective anxiety/apathy coupled with an impending sense of doom, as we all obediently troop off the cliff like lemmings, while vocalist michelle manetti s melancholy delivery is the perfect foil both, recalling tracey thorn at her best.
following the massive buzz a round the labels last release (voted the record of 2017 by some 400+ international djs and tastemakers on bill brewster s dj history podcast/poll (2017 furtive 50), hobbes music kicks off 2018 with a heavy slice of warehouse techno backed with deeper electro flavours, a second double-a-side 12inch outing by the anonymous dali. you may remember dali (nb all caps in the spelling) released a debut 12inch around this time last year. support came from ben ufo, laurent garnier, domenic cappello (sub club), john heckle, chris duckenfield, the revenge, tom findlay (groove armada), sean johnston and xdb (among others) and a repress happened swiftly, with laurent garnier and avalon emersonalso supporting most recently (on wwfm and at berghain, respectively). dali has a passion for analogue synths, abstract, hypnotic dance music and all things psychedelic. don t bother looking her up on the net, social media etc. dali is eschewing all that, to let the music do the talking for now
this is a brand new artist/act called dali. dali has a passion for analogue synths, abstract, hypnotic dance music and all things psychedelic. donít bother looking her up on the net, social media etc. dali is eschewing all that, to let the music do the talking for now
its been an exciting initial 18 months for hobbes music, with djs and critics lining up to praise the fledgling edinburgh label: erol alkan, motor city drum ensemble, justin robertson, ashley beedle, maceo plex, ivan smagghe, jd twitch (optimo), jimpster, teed, citizen, sean johnston, m.a.n.d.y., philippe zdar, sinden, locksmith (rudimental), bot (crookers), alan braxe, alex metric
working together on-and-off at their respective bases in london and edinburgh, leonidas & hobbes have honed a mutual love of soul, acid, house, techno, psychedelic and dub sounds for mo machines. their collaborative debut ep, machines, tapes & electronic setups (hm002), won fans across the board last year.
limited to 300 copies, debut ep of deep burning, soulful house for the party from scotlands leonidas & hobbes. steeped in classic chicago, detroit and sheffield modes, the machines, tapes & electronic setups ep reels between anthemic acid soul on driftin to kinkier tropical dub disco in penthouse dub and druggy chi-hoose in jackin pschidt, to the bandy-legged conclusion of pavement k