Our 7th release has arrived, with Brighton UK’s very own ‘Let The Machines Do The Work‘ finalising preparations for their debut single ‘One Love / Brighter Day’. LTMDTW are a 4 piece electronic outfit that have a crazed obsession for all things analog. Not the, I’m into analog cause its cool, but a crazed obsession. Simply step into their studio and you’ll be whisked away from the Digital age in a heart beat as a haze of humming transistors and burnishing outboards drape you in a warm welcoming embrace.
One Love / Brighter Day is their debut release on the grass roots inspired Blah Blah Blah Records and it delivers a heavy and welcoming thump to the chest, forget thin digital beats, this is big phat dancefloor house, dynamic, luxurious and seductively wanton.
Blacksmif aka Londonʼs kaleidoscopic Yemi Olagbaiye stepped from the shadows in 2012 with his enthralling original 12” ʻHoop Dreams / Microweightʼ, gathering heavyweight support along the way from, Laurent Garnier, Ben Westbeech aka Breach, South London Ordnance, Mary Anne Hobbs and Audiojack to name a few. Not to mention an increasingly busy calendar, which notably included performances at Glade, and Dimensions.
Returning for his second release on the grass roots inspired Blah Blah Blah Records, Blacksmif delivers his biggest release to date with two tracks of simmering beauty and dance floor elegance. Lorca completes the package with his characteristically smooth, and essential, dynamism.
Opening Track ʻ How The Fly Saved The Riverʼ shuffles into existence with a determined percussive energy that is punctuated by luxuriously smooth flecks of melody, all of which lure you towards the richly soulful main vocal and exhilarating breakdown. ʻKangʼs Odysseyʼ is a much more sensual affair, with its warm languid melody casually strolling towards a wistfully entwined vocal duet.
Audiojack – ” Loving the Lorca remix! Can we get a wav please?” (5/5) Ben Pearce – “Amazing Sounds” (5/5) Mary Anne Hobbs – “thank you” (4/5) Deetron – “Really into what Lorca are doing at the moment, great remix.” (5/5) Trevino aka Marcus Intalex – ” gonna play the lorca mix sounds nice to me “. (4/5) Breach aka Ben Westbeech – ” Love this, gonna play this in Trouw tomorrow. Amazing!” (4/5) J. Phlip (Dirtybird) – “This Lorca Remix is dope” (5/5) Joe Muggs (Mixmag/ Wire/ FACT) – ” Top class as ever from the lad Yemi ” (4/5)
Blah Blah Blah are having a bit of a break through and their 5th release looks set to further establish the labels growing reputation with 2 tracks of deep techno inspired house from 17 yr old music enthusiast Alfie.
Born in the village of Oxted, home to a number of electronic dignitaries, Alfie has been raised on a balanced diet of Garage, Dubstep, Jungle, DNB, and Hip Hop which he has further infused with his personal love for old school Ska and Jazz. Taking key elements from each of these styles Alfies music is deftly relevant in your ear and on the floor.
Lead track Uncomfortably Numb is a high energy throbbing slice of techno laced deep house, with a reverberating bassline driving an almost industrial main hook, whilst layers of clinical percussion and pads snap and swirl throughout the mix. About Midday punches through the enveloping gloom with an inescapable rave inspired main hook which intensifies the tracks pulsating wall of manufactured sounds. Both tracks have been gathering notable support from the likes of Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Four Tet, Oneman, Addison Groove, XLR8R and Midland among others.
Blah Blah Blah turned 5 years old this May and as part of their celebrations they have saved their most exciting signing yet for a Ltd ʻWeAre5 Vinylʼ release, the prolific genre juggling Blacksmif. Hoop Dreams & Microweight has received huge support from the likes of Disclosure, South London Ordnance, Laurent Garnier, Mary Anne Hobbs, Audiojack, Deadboy, Jimpster, among many others.
Blacksmif flirts on the edge of reason, taking flamboyant percussive and melodic risks within a bass driven jazz tinged environment, such is the adventurousness of his music that he has already gathered himself quite a fan club, among which he can count Mixmag, Gilles Peterson, and Mary Anne Hobbs as leading members.
Opening track Hoop Dreams gently patters into life as a comforting wall of sound builds beneath crisp percussion and a skittish bassline, its simplicity seductively luring you into its clutches before it totally immerses you in a unfolding mix of shifting melodies, competing vocal snippets and percussion that comes at you from every angle. Microweight follows a similarly weaving journey of evolution as layers ebb and flow between triumph and thoughtful contemplation.