The SUBCONSCIOUS // Reading Roundup
One of the best journalists in the underground diaspora Martin Clark a.k.a Blackdown talking about the uncompromising and engaging Trim on Pitchfork. I was fortunate to catch Simon Wheatley‘s real Don’t Call me Urban photo exhibition at the Richmix in Shoreditch a few weeks ago and there was an infamous picture of Roll Deep sitting in and around an ice cream van.
Trim was part of the collective at the time but the manner in which he looked away from the camera leaning in a lackadaisical manner at the back foretold what was to transpire. He’s been jumping on pulsating and at times penisive productions which most MCs wouldn’t with one dancehall-like example below. If you hit the exhibition link above and sift through the selection section,you’ll see what I am talking about.
Trim + Pritchard (50% of Africa HiTech) – ‘Kiss My Arse’ [Forthcoming on Planet Mu]
Whilst, Andrew Ryce of the well clued up Resident Advisor speaks to one of electronic music’s ‘ardest working figures in David Kennedy a.k.a Ramadanman,now more widely known under the pseudonym Pearson Sound (I’m struggling to keep up and all)
The feature has an insight into his all-time favourite records which unashamedly span Pendulum,LTJ Bukem and Beastie Boys to name a few. He also makes some interesting points on every “music fans” ire of underground artists selling out and a refreshing take on the current state of play.
Hessle Audio have steadily arisen to be one of those labels that resonate their labour of love from the studio to the (imported) bassbins of Pula.Pangaea and Ben UFO may not get deserved props but producing/mixing music as a flowing entity has a skilled quality to it which some say is dying. However, these young fellas know a ting or two when it comes to “dunning” the dance.
Listen to Ben UFO’s XLR8R mix below (which I banged out in the Templeman a fair bit)
and some classic 2-step,terse timbre lost nocturnal vibe from Pangaea for your ears to digest.
Shout out to the Hessleview man and Hyde Park gal.
BR #47 – Ben UFO at the Boiler Room