18 year old Mura Masa dropped his new EP a few days ago, and my goodness it is stunning. This level of excellence in electronic music is beyond inspiring.
"Firefly" is the standout for me on the E.P.
Nao's vocal tone is like a Callipo on a Summer's day - startlingly refreshing. The production is creative and still so wonderfully familiar, almost like a SBTRKT/Alunageorge lovechild. And with a mix tighter than Kim Kardashian's jeans, this one, for me, is just perfection.
Hats off to you Mura Masa. Thank you for this gem.
Although it pains me to do so, let's disregard this guy's hipster X beard cliché combo for now and talk music.
I usually turn my nose up at James Blake like imitations (because I'm a pretentious c*nt), but this is a whole other breed of excellence.
The falsetto sample loop is just mesmorizing, turning this instrumental into something straight out of a Drake mixtape. That, the swing on the drums, and choice of snare is filling me with producer envy.
On top of this intrumental treat, Garratt drops the hookiest R&B chorus I've heard in a long time (and all in his falsetto), comfortably cementing him as a badass producer/writer and one to watch in 2015.
With the abundance of indie, london grammar'esque sultry tracks circulating right now, it's difficult to find electronic-acoustic ballads that actually stand out. This brit duo however, are the exception. This track is a vocal engineering masterclass, with the male-female vocals effortlessly wrapping around one another for the entirety of the song. The production is also perfectly cooked - raw enough to let the vocals resonate, and refined enough to hold the pace.
They have also committed to dropping a new track on the 1st of every month this year, which I can say as a producer, is no easy feat.
Found this gem a few days ago, courtesy of the brilliant "future classic". Not much out there on this guy, other than that he's another badass producer from Sydney.
It's the high-hats that get me on this one. Too many generic deep house producers out there using the same 4-4 hat loop, and this guy has just sliced through the noise with the most perfectly EQ'd and syncopated Hat loop.
Take that, add that gorgeous soulful vocal sample and the disclosure-esque chord progressions on the drop, and i'm sold.