Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Bubblers series aims to distil the exciting new artists that can be heard in the revered tastemaker's charts and DJ sets into a 'suite of perfect bumps". An interesting description, but in layman's terms it's a compilation of rising acts from every corner of the globe. This eleventh instalment presents all kinds of sounds including the gentle minimal claps of Hector Plimmer's "Tomorrow", the haunted slo-mo R&B house of "A Part Of You" by Kuage, the distorted and warped space soul of Like's "Nothing Matters" and Moonchilds breezy and chilled jazz-hop ballad "The Truth". More ones to watch!
When Tru Thoughts heard Vein Melter by New Yorkers Jesse Fischer and Sly5thAve, they just knew that they had to sign it up immediately. Why? Because this EP sees the pair 'reframe' four cuts from Herbie Hancock's classic jazz-funk album Headhunters for a contemporary dance music audience. The results have already gained hype from the likes of Gilles Peterson and Jeremy Sole and Anthony Valadez (KCRW). Highlights include the synthy tribal jam "Chameleon", the bachelor pad seducer "Watermelon Man" and the flutey drum machine groover "Sly". Essential!