Two contrasting free downloads, but free none the less. Four Tet for the more pastel coloured among you and Ejeca for those who are a little more glittery. Four Tet‘s ‘Unspoken’ is a haunting piano track that is taken from his seminal 2003 LP ‘Rounds’. Rounds has just been reissued (Buy Here) to mark its 10th anniversary, and if you are new to Four Tets earlier more electronica based work, ‘Unspoken’ is the perfect introduction. Ejeca on the other hand is not trying to conjure up images of the past, he has simply gone, club, disco, house, done. So Good To Me (Ejeca Remix) is grooving vocal house at its quintessential looping best.
Joy Orbison is currently prepping his 2nd ‘Just For You‘ party, 4th May, and in anticipation of what is sure to be another night of stella music Joy O has offered up his take on Donell Jones’ ‘U Know What’s Up as a free download. The essence of Donell’s sultry groove remains largely intact as the mercurial London producer gives the track a beefed up yet leisurely feel, with a booming 4×4 kick alongside airy George Fitzgerald type pads. Download while you can, we have.
The Softrockets EP is an extended 5 track FREE EP of exclusive material from some of Bristols key players and emerging producers. All five tracks were recorded in just two days as Red Bull Studio’s descended on Bristols Stokes Croft area. Overall this EP is likely to appeal more to those who prefer the whole bass sound, however for those who like things a little less sub-ridden we’d recommend the My Nu Leng & OH91 – Lost. Hit the link below to get your hands on the whole EP. Recommended listening….
Download - Red Bull Studios Presents Soft Rocket EP
Hackman is an interesting artist as he promised much back in 2011, seducing us with his still fresh sounding ‘Agree to Disagree‘ and ‘Close‘ singles, there was even meant to be an album ‘As Above, So Below’, however, unless we missed it this album never actually materialised? Since then things have been a little quiet, with his most notable recent release the ominously growling Tessela collaboration ‘Feel Like Loving Me‘, which we’d recommend if you like your beats a little darker.
‘No More’ is Hackman’s first official release since mid 2012 and has that ominous drive of ‘Feel Like Loving Me’, however this time the gathering gloom is unable to take hold as an unashamedly gospel type vocal pieces through and sheds light on proceedings, whilst a sparsely used synth sprinkles additional hope across an otherwise foreboding back drop. Quality stuff and a free download via XLR8R.
We’re a little late on this one, but if you havent heard it, join us in our delayed exuberation: