The Maghreban is a beatmaker and so-called ‘outsider’ based outside of London. He apparently came into house music on an open minded whim, after crawling through other genres like drum n bass and hip hop, and old jazz and movie soundtracks. His new single ‘Brooklyn’ is named after his dead cat.
Letherette is a beat making duo from Wolverhampton, England. While known for their Dilla-inspired hip-hop vibes, they have an expansive palette. The house track ‘Wootera’ appears on their new album Last Night On The Planet via Ninja Tune.
Check out the instrumental groove ‘Shanel’ as well:
Peach Milk is 21-year old electronic producer Madison Eve from Wellington, New Zealand. She grew up listening to the early electronic pioneers New Order and Kraftwerk. The synthesizers are prominent in her music. Here’s what she said in an interview with Stuff Magazine:
“I like using instruments in a different context or sounds that would maybe not be usually used for the sort of music I’m making and using them in a different way … I feel I take a lot of elements from so many different genres and areas of music and kind of mash them all up together.”
Buttering Trio is a three piece band from Berlin and Tel Aviv who interweave bits of soul music a la Georgia Anne Muldrow and Little Dragon into playful beats. Their Facebook bio encapsulates their raw sound: “We were never born. Killing it every day.”
The track ‘Unexperienced’ appears on the group’s third album entitled Threesome, which dropped just last week. According to their Bandcamp page, they recorded the album across three different studios in Berlin, London, and Tel Aviv.
DJ Ok is a collaboration between the German electronic producers Dj Ja and Dj Nein. The track ‘It’s Fine’ first premiered on the Stamp the Wax, who also sum up the upbeat single nicely on their blog:
‘It’s Fine’ sounds like what I imagine the inner monologue of a tropical bird of paradise is like at all times, drenched in shimmering synth lines and flourishes of 808 State, yet with an added breakbeat kick that makes it equally suited for the Ibizan sunset as it is for the early morning Sundays of Berlin. It looks to the past yet doesn’t dwell on it, and conjures up images of late-80s hedonism in a year that there really isn’t that much to feel hedonistic about; perhaps this is where the name comes from? It’s a reinvigoration of rave, not a repetition.