Eskimo Twin Tim Clerkin has been powering through the first half of 2014 with his own brand of driving, twisted synthy techno, brought to us via his Heretic moniker and not one but two releases in the last two months.
He started with the clangy, robotic Geodesic EP on Days of Being Wild, and his latest, A Curse EP is due for release on Abode on 24 March. The title track harks back to the very best of nineties rave with its muffled chime riff, served as an accompaniment to Christopher Hitchens’ spoken condemnation of the concept of religion, while Sharia Law is an out-and-out acid build. Remixes from Club Bizarre and Abode label boss XY-Me.
Black Butter Recordings have been sending some true greats recently, and their new offering from BB regular Kidnap Kid sees Sheffield’s Matt Relton combine beautiful vocals and moody baselines to create an entirely beautiful EP from start to finish, including Fur Coat on the remix.
He is going to be absolutely everywhere this year (including my Portsmouthian motherland), having just finished a European tour with Disclosure and now on to supporting a US tour with Rudimental, TEED, Disclosure and AlunaGeorge, as well as taking in pretty much every festival you can think of. Some pretty well-deserved attention if you ask me.
I’ve been away lapping up some sun in Australia, with only the (excellent) new Broken Bells album to entertain me, so I had a little shufty around for some notable new bits and pieces to get me through the first day back to work.
Ever since I found out Boiler Room were covering BPM I looked for what was bound to be one of the sexiest sets at Tulum from the lovely Art Department. Today it’s up for your aural (and visual) pleasure. Oh Jonny White, you could play for me any day of the week.
Thanks to XLR8R for this little beauty from Cock & Swan, with Graintable responsible for the remix. The original is a dreamy slow burner, but this one is transformed with that nasty little drop added at one minute, which when combined with a pretty female vocal most certainly does the trick for me today.
Miss Emily Goddard is representing for OFTV at BPM Festival so expect to see some slightly blurry crowd shots and videos (!) but for those of us stuck in the office in the rainy darkness, you can live it vicariously through the coverage on BE-AT.TV.