Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Brownswood Electr*c 2 (Brownswood)

Just had to give you all a quick heads up on the new Brownswood Electr*c 2 comp which is an impressive round up of today's freshest beats. The original comp came out this time last year highlighting the then still emerging talents of Pearson Sound, George Fitzgerald and Mount Kimbie amongst others so keep your eye on this years selection for some big names in the making.

The idea with the selection is to focus on the grey areas between genres, those microgenres, fusion moments that are hard to categorize except perhaps under the heading of 'good electronic music', although most of the tunes have a pleasing melodic thread running through their sequenced veins.

So what can you expect? Well here's a few names which might ring a bell or not: DJ Dials, Koreless, Gang Colours (see our previous related blog post), Frederic Robinson, Synkro & Indigo for starters. Don't worry if you are none the wiser as neither were we until we had a listen and that is one of the joys of this comp, not only is it great from beginning to end it's a great introduction to the new boys on the electronic music underground block.

Expect stuttering cosmic dubstep vocal vibes from Monky, hypnagogic bassline house from Anenon, the most 'liquid', languid and progressive drum and bass from Frederic Robinson, delicate James Blakesque post dubstep from DJ Dials, anthemic feel good house mutations from Jack Dixon and frenetic Juke to test the most agile of footwerkers from Stray amongst a whole heap more. In fact there was only one track that didn't appeal and in this day and age that is a result, believe us.

So with no further ado, here's a little taster for your ears:

Brownswood electr*c 2 // Album Teaser by Brownswood

Brownswood website