Episode 18 - Smother Induction
- 01. St. Sleep - Smother
- 02. Dead Ceremony - Tell Me Lies
- 03. Ambassadeurs - Lotus
- 04. Snow Ghosts - Vetiver
- 05. Thom Sonny Green - Vienna
- 06. Noble Oak - Walk On Me
- 07. Sarah Williams White - Hum, Pt. 2
- 08. Sÿde - Orbit (feat. ASHE) [Hazey Eyes Remix]
- 09. NUAGE - Sweet Run
- 10. Mira, Un Lobo! - Serotonin (Single Version)
- 11. Memoryloop - Reckoner - Hex Edit
- 12. Celestial Trax - Bodily
- 13. Djrum - Induction
St. Sleep are a five-piece alternative indie/electronic band from London.
In October 2014 the band released their debut EP at www.stsleep.com - recorded at Great Eastern Studios by Sveinn M. Jonsson and mixed and mastered by Magnus Lindberg of Cult of Luna. They followed up with the release of single 'Lithe' in November 2015. St. Sleep have been featured by BBC Introducing, Radio X, Killing Moon, Amazing Radio and Spotify's coveted 'New Music Friday' playlists where they have been streamed over half a million times.
Ambassadeurs widespan electronica sound draws from many genres and styles all moulded together with his slick signature production. His output has won him strong support in particularon BBC Radio 1 from Monki, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart as well as online press including The Fader, Mixmag, Vice, iD, Clash, XLR8R and Earmilk. Though he releases through his own Lost Tribe Records imprint many other labels have also picked up on his talents with his remixing services utilised by the likes of Tru Thoughts, Ninja Tune, Moshi Moshi, Fat Cat, Wah Wah 45s, Universal and Rough Trade.
Sharing a mutual influence of the shadowy elements of folklore and the heavier side of experimental noise, a disparate array of reference points combines to form Snow Ghosts’ bewitching and oft intoxicating sound. Ross Tones (aka Throwing Snow), Hannah Cartwright (Augustus Ghost) and Oliver Knowles (EXES) join forces to pool their individual inspirations, ideas and styles to form Snow Ghosts.
Throwing Snow began working with Augustus Ghost after she moved to England in 2008. Hannah comes from a strong songwriting background, having previously collaborated with Phaeleh as well as singing in the band Masakichi. Ross possesses more electronic influences with his work as Throwing Snow and has been gaining plaudits from all sides; after being personally selected by Thom Yorke to support Atoms for Peace and being invited to support Bonobo on his tour in 2013, 2014 saw the release of his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Mosaic’ as well stellar performances including Sonar Festival – described by Drowned in Sound as “one of the undisputed high points of the entire weekend”.
With their new LP, Ross and Hannah are joined by EXES’ Oliver Knowles. Having previously toured the US with cult post-rockers Yndi Halda, Oliver’s involvement with Snow Ghosts began as a one off collaboration, however something clicked into place and Snow Ghosts quickly cemented themselves as a trio.
They first found an outlet for their music through Black Acre Records in 2011 with the ‘Lost At Sea’ EP followed by the release of their full length album 'A Small Murmuration' via Houndstooth Records in the summer of 2013.
Snow Ghosts are currently readying their sophomore album for release in early 2015.
Thom Sonny Green
Thom Sonny Green’s forthcoming record, High Anxiety manages to come across as simultaneously esoteric and unassuming. Receiving a toy drum kit at 3 years old, this early gift instilled in Thom a desire to play and create and his lack of formal education subsequently allowing him an idiosyncratic and distinctive style. However, unlike the raw physicality of alt-J performances, Thom explores a more cerebral side with this project demonstrating his complete artistry as songwriter, producer, and visual artist.
High Anxiety pulsates with powerful mechanics and tender consideration that are reflected in the video art. Each track is accompanied by a video co-created and directed by Nichola Farnan and Thom Sonny Green reflecting the sentiment and allowing the audience to be absorbed in Thom’s world.
This assault on the senses is a creed for Thom, and his live shows are as important as the record. For Thom, art and music are what explains the world and gives it meaning. The drive to create himself into existence gives the record an honest, considered and human feel making it superficially accessibleand simultaneously deep.
After receiving a Rhodes from a friend who no longer had space for it, Vancouver-born Patrick Fiore knew it was then and there that he would be able to finally make something happen. Having studied piano since age 7, Fiore amassed some 10 years of writing solo piano and symphonic compositions and began to really write music with a computer for the first time, at 19. And a lot of reverb. Thus the musical expedition of Noble Oak began.
Now 24 and based out of Toronto, Patrick's music has evolved along with his production capabilities and past experiences, creating immersive and captivating songs that are equally as passionate when instrumental as they are when layered with his ethereal tenor. Spanning a range of tempos and beat styles, this is music to love to, with a story packed into every song and melodies that lift you into the air.
Noble Oak has been globally recognized in dance, urban and indie online outlets including Thump, DIY, Indie Shuffle, Yours Truly and CLASH Magazine, with radio support from BBC Radio 1's Phil Taggart and Rob da Bank. After releasing only three EPs, a few singles and one album, it's only just the beginning for the upcoming virtuoso and his sweeping musical novellas.
Sarah Williams White
"Baffling, head-turning, and intoxicating" - The 405
"New and wonderful" - Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
"Dark, feminine, chaotic" - The Guardian
"Straddles several genre boundaries to form a comforting slice of experimental pop" - The Line Of Best Fit
”She really is a future star.. her band is fantastic as well.” - John Kennedy, Xfm
"Brilliant vocals, poignant subject matter, killer grooves” - Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music
"As subtle in her approach as she is her vocal style, which incorporates just the right amount of attitude" - Earmilk
"Very very special" - CJ Beatz, BBC 1Xtra
"Top new artist" - Chris Hawkins, BBC 6Music
"Raw, funky-rootsy slice of entertainment from South London rising starlet’’ – Metro
Transforming acoustic instrumentals in harmony with contemporary original vocals means our music has become a genuine reflection of who we really are. Our tracks are born of a passion which drives our relentless effort to make every song better than the last.
Producing started off as a hobby for us, but it quickly turned into devotion toward exploring & creating music that we felt resonated deeply within our youth. After a year of discovering different genres and working really hard we found the sound that we feel best suited to.
It is this music that we want to share with you.
// WILL + MITCH
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Russia, Dimitry Kuzmin aka Nuage is no newcomer to the producing world. Kuzmin began producing under the musical alias of Nuage six years ago with his early releases deeply rooted in drum and bass. His first solo release ‘Missing You’ was included in the Medschool ‘New Blood Compilation’.
His more recent productions have shifted in sound to encompass a wider range of influences and styles, in his own words “to express a broader spectrum of emotions”. Nuage’s first full length release, the incredibly vibrant and deep ‘Music Of Branches’ paid homage to the stylings of Garage, Deep House and 170BPM Eletronica, dropping on Dublin-based Absys Records. With a second LP ‘Print Of You’ released on American Translation Records, Nuage saw further records released on labels such as French imprint Roche Musique, Food Music and Blu Mar Ten.
Nuage continues to create emotionally charged, elevating music, channeling his love of various contrasting genres into his compositions, the end result of which is always a mutiformity of sonic brilliance.
Mira, Un Lobo!
Struck by unemployment, crises and depression, we live and hide, numb, under our sheets, hoping and trying our best to sleep and forget. Mira, un Lobo! allows me to drift away while still being awake, facing adversities, oblivious of any consequences.
Watermark / The Darkesty Hour Is
Just Before Dawn (Undercoat pt2)
12" - Second Drop 2012
Mountains EP remixes
Mountains pt1 - Pedestrain Remix /
Turiya - Tessela Remix
12" - Second Drop 2012
Undercoat / Mountains pt. 1 /
Mountains pts. 2 & 3 / Turiya
2x12" - Second Drop 2011
The Drop - Takeover (DjRUM remix)
digital - Shoal Remix Records - 2011
LV / Zaki Ibrahim - Explode (DjRUM remix)
12" - Second Drop - 2011
The Drop - Looking to the sky (DjRUM remix)
digital - Shoal Remix Records - 2011
St. Martin / Tension
12" - On The Edge - 2010
Plead With Me / Emerald (The Antidote)
12" - Smoking Sessions - 2010
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