Andy Mac – Horse Fly Dub

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Andy Mac is a Bristol-based electronic music producer. While his past solo projects focused on deep house and broken beat, his most recent release Diving Bird sees him pay respects to Bristol’s dub heritage.

‘Horse Fly Dub’ is one of the standout tracks, conjuring the hazy rhythms of island life at night.

As he told Stamp the Wax:

“And with Horse Fly there was a particular rhythm in the drums in some reggae that has always fascinated me because it doesn’t seem to run half time or it runs double time even and I think I was thinking about that a lot. You listen to some of these tracks and it almost sounds like country music, which I think was quite big in Jamaica. Poor and Clean by Gregory Isaacs would be an obvious example for me.”

Smooth sailing.

The Peter Franks Group – Leaving This Place pt1

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The Peter Franks Group is an instrumental and jazz beat collective from Bournemouth, England. The fresh and crisp flute-driven track ‘Leaving This Place’ is one of the standout tracks off the band’s album Days Past. ‘Inner Most’ is also a moody gem.

“…A real timeless feel to this courtesy of the joint talents of Halsall, Urquhart, Mwamba, Crennell, Maffei and Manners – but the real magic is in the dreamy keyboard work of Peter Franks and his inventive production techniques.”

Grab the LP on Bandcamp

Throwing Snow – Prism (Part 1)

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Throwing Snow is London-based electronic musician Ross Tones. ‘Prism (1)’ is the lead single from his forthcoming album Embers. The track ebbs and flows in kaleidoscopic arpeggios, crunching in a rolling piano to techno synth sensations.

“Our complex world arises from fundamental laws. These laws constantly sculpt and shape our surroundings through repeating cycles, forever moving forward. Cycles interact with each other, endlessly morphing an interconnected landscape. Viewed over longer periods of time seemingly static objects like mountains ebb and flow like water, and yet over the same time frame countless lives appear like waves oscillating in a blink of an eye.” ~ Throwing Snow

Kxngs – Through The Storm

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Kxngs is an electronic music producer from Brixton, London. His debut EP Earth Sign dropped on the Ex-local label.

Describing Kxngs craft other than worldly is hard. As he says, “No real Genre, just music.” His track “Through the Storm” premiered on the Boiler Room:

Lined with kinetic kuduro rhythms and shooting dynamic vocals, “Through The Storm” is spurred on by cascading strings. Drawing upon wide-spanning influences from his travels, Kxngs has created a jittery, upbeat marvel that’ll get any feet tapping.

Best of 2016

Square Lines – Shingaya Square

Calibre – Groove Seeker

Lone – Backtail Was Heavy

CO/R – Bells, Walking

Overlook – Misty

Mieux – Rust

Throwing Snow – One for the Booth

Ash Walker – They Do Not Know Yet

Débruit – Duman

Clark – Shadow Banger

Alix Perez – Had I Known

Andy Stott – Selish

Patten – RE-EDIT70

Phil Tangent – Drawing You

Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force – Yermande (Kick and Bass Mix)

Djrum – Induction

Uyama Hiroto – Waltz For Real World

Chaos In The CBD – Subterranean Storm

Hiatus Kaiyote – The Lung (Paul White Unofficial Remix)

Solange – Cranes in the Sky (Kaytranada Edit)

Motion Graphics – Brass Mechanics

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