2 posts tagged Netherlands
Änimal But First of All EP Stream
I have fallen hard for the first listen brilliance of the Netherlands’ Änimal. The duo’s debut EP, But First of All dropped yesterday, and 16 minutes of stunning frequencies, cut like glass samples and swelling bass never sounded so pretty. From the opening track, Animal makes heavy use of piano keys against a backdrop of hushed distortion, and dramatic beat drops like a ventilator in a hospital, creating an overwhelming mood to their music, this anxious content.
The first single to drop off this EP, ‘Serenity’ is a clear stand out, but by no means out-shined by the other three atmospheric tracks, all with an underlying spaceship fuzz feel to them. Listening to the fifteen and a half minute EP, you manage to still get caught up in the moment, like you’re in a bubble watching time float by around you. Finally when the vocals come in over that space age, video game samples on “March” that’s when the real separation between 17 year olds fucking around on Abelton and artists looking to make their mark becomes clear. This EP is a lovely and brooding, introspective take on down tempo electronic that you’re going to want to bask in. Really fantastic work.
Hearts Of Oak
by Knight One
album Once Apon A Time Starts Now
Knight One Hearts Of Oak
Gut reaction: Yes. Funky jazzy shit. 80’s sex panther with MC Hammer pants. Yessssss.
In his words:
"This selfproclaimed Guardian is the one knight cavalry on a mission to revive, restore and protect the honour and pride that sample based music has earned during the past decades.
This monicker of a secret funk connaisseur is trying to fulfill the legacy of some of the legends samplebased music has known. Knight One is an hommage to these pioneers in the sample scene.”
Get your weekend started off right and peep more funky jamz via Knight One’s Soundcloud.