5 Experimental Tracks You Need To Hear This Month
We're halfway through the summer, enjoying the sun and the holidays but the music business is in full rotation. July had some nice releases for us, including singles from Tom Misch and Lunice (as the word goes a new TNGHT might be on it's way as well). Last month also brought us a lovely full-on Belgium production by Tunaki, Maverick & Selah Sue. Furthermore we've got a dope project from Clap! Clap! and of course we did not forget to check out that new Mura Masa album.
Lunice ft. Denzel Curry – Distrust
Lunice teamed up with ‘The Ultimate’ Denzel Curry. The track ‘Distrust’ is the appetiser for his album which will be released in August and will be called CCLX.
As he throws back to the Roman Ages with this title, we are hoping he will go back to the past and gear up with Hudson Mohawke for their TNGHT project as well. In a recent interview with Red Bull he said they were working on some new material. Anyway we can’t complain with their solo careers and Lunice newest track spiced up with some Denzel Curry makes us extra happy.
Maverick ft. Selah Sue – Pull the Strings (Tunaki remix)
This one is a 100% Belgian product! The original version by Maverick (also known from the dubstep/D&B group AKS) & Selah Sue got remixed by the new kid in town Tunaki. With a cool gritty sound he reminds us of the early Cashmere Cat, even though this guy doesn’t need to act like less than cashy cat.
After years of refining a sound he’s ready to step into the daylight. A nice combination of organic sounds with the harshness of electronics sets the example of what’s to come. I’m pretty sure we’re going to hear more from this guy as well from Maverick and our lovely Selah Sue! #Tousensemble
Tom Misch – South of the River
Tom Misch is a UK based producer who’s got a severe case of the groove. He’s only 22 years old and already released two albums ‘Beat tape 1 & 2’. Packed with tons of remixes, singles, jams and an EP on Soulection, this man is ready to take over the world.
This track is quite unique thanks to the catchy folk-inspired violin combined with the typical Tom Misch drum groove & guitar play. Grab yourself a beer and go chill by a river or something!
Clap! Clap! - To Open A feeling By Closing It With An Embrace
Clap! Clap! Has worked on an amazing project from the Dutch Tropenmuseum and sound archive organisation RE:VIVE. They asked him to sample a collection of recordings from the museum including: speeches, music, instruments, nature, etc. dating back as far as 1920. He’s part of a select group of artists who where allowed to sample from these archives.
We've chosen the last track on the EP for this selection because you can clearly hear the samples and it's just a great track with a wicked twist to it. Have a listen & check out the other EP’s from other artists working on this project as well!
Mura Masa – Messy Love
Last but definitely not the least, Mura Masa released his self titled album this month. With this album he takes a gamble for the greater success. It’s a balance between the old Mura Masa with his crazy beats from the ‘Soundtrack to a death’ album combined with the refined and cheerful poptronics from the ‘Someday Somewhere’ EP.
Even though there are big listers on the album like Charli XCX and Damon Albarn, we chose one of the few tracks without featured artists. The catchy ‘messy love’ is a track with a melody that sticks around and still misses some screws, just how we like it.