no stranger to the cherry-picked pool of talent at somethinksounds, lucky paul now delivers his second weird and wonderful single >elephant island< on the boutique label, backed by a couple of muscular remixes from hyperdub wonderboy ossie and the unstoppable midland.
okayplayer records and somethinksounds join forces to present the new zealand duos brilliant second lp. their critically-acclaimed self-titled 2010 debut thrust the group into the international spotlight and achieved cult status following its release, garnering support from the like gilles peterson and benji b on bbc radio, which has continued with the release of their latest singles if these are the last days and by & bye. deep and rootsy the ewh sound draws influence from an array of cultures and traditions, always on the pulse their far out approach to soul, rock, beats and blues separate them from near enough every band in todays contemporary music spectrum. the group recently returned from a string of us live dates, including a much praised set alongside questlove at the roots picnic in philadelphia, marking an end to their 4 year hiatus.
following on from the success of artifacts the way it do/we trapped, the somethinksounds cartel rolls on picking up even more steam this time calling on the untapped talents of lokiboi who serve up the insatiable Ê»late reaction epÊ¼ which features a collaboration with love fever darling citizen. having appeared previously on kolour recordings as klic (aka medlar) & lokiboi, this is his first solo appearance and his first opportunity to demonstrate his unbelievable studio skills.
as the london & berlin based somethinksounds imprint approaches a tenth release since its inception in 2010 we have learnt that although you can never be too sure of what they are going to serve up next, you can be sure its going to be of the highest quality. whether it be unearthing exquisitely produced idm by lucky paul, future house sounds from rising stars such as eliphino and ossie (black orange juice) or straight up club bangers by some of the biggest hitters in the game (gadi mizrahi of wolf + lamb), this time they deliver what could be one of the most infectious vocal drops of 2012 on artifacts sensational double a-side the way it do/we trapped.
stepping outside the realms of talent hothouse wolf + lamb and engaging in a rare bit of extraterritorial chemistry with bold boutique label somethinksounds, gadi mizrahi delivers his long-awaited solo material under the alias baby prince. the nobody ep, featuring lonely c and hot property miguel campbell and lucky paul on remix duty, carries the unmistakable hallmarks of mizrahis unique and kinky productions.
born in canada, now residing in leeds, 21 year old producer nathan micay - bwana is the latest artist to join the somethinksounds roster. with zero production experience, bwana only started making tunes at the start of 2011. fast forward 18 months and he has already signed tracks to canadian label infinite machines (over and done ep), to mad decent imprint the jeffrees (cant you just / this is real) and featured upon the playlists of tastemakers mary anne hobbs, rob da bank and rinse fms monki.
once again the leeds born, london based producer dazzles with his abstract take on house, garage and everything inbetween. deep in stuttering samples, pirate bass tones and snapping 808s the talented young producer futher develops his colourful style and fuzz laden sounds pallete. eliphino never fails to amaze. always floor friendly, original and boundary pushing.
introducing black orange juice for 2012 … a cosmic crew of dance floor saviours. nomads of the musical galaxy who are crazy in love and love craze. brought together by ossie of hyperdub records fame. his >tarantula< track was selected in the fact top 50 for 2011, not forgetting the awesome joe goddard >gabriel< remix for greco roman which took his sound to another level and which won him fans the world over… the all singing black orange juice, found it’s sweet spot when ossie recruited two of his closest compadres, paul black and orial, partners in crime with a history of gospel choirs, r&b quartets and lending their vocals to some of londons finest underground heros. they blend the best elements from the uk undergound with a nod to the talents of roska, jamie jones, scratcha dva and mosca, and a wave to those infectious vocal-house sounds reminiscent of hercules and love affair and azari & iii. the sound is both unique and dangerously infectious…
following on from releases on manchester based hoya hoya and giles petersons brownswood label, london based producer/dj - eliphino - has found his finest form to date with this new ep >more than me<. low down, deep and dirty house music for the clubs, released on limited edition vinyl via somethinksounds. the full ep features three low slung dancefloor bangers - more than me, devoted and i-played - fuzzy, warm and atmospheric. eliphino switches up the style but never fails to dazzle.
somethinksounds put their name on the map last year with eliphinos wildly successful debut release >the undivided whole< ep. this year the label is back with their second 12inch, >the slow ground< by newcomer, lucky paul. this release is part one of an impressive aural package and comes complete with three remixes, most notably a worldwide exclusive first from g$ vs gold, gadi mizrahi of wolf & lamb and eli gold of soul clap, respectively.