I don’t believe this is the first time Dirty Art Club has been posted here. This is a pre-release of Dirty Art Club’s album “Vermillion,” which is planned for release on vinyl May 28. But you can already buy the album from Bandcamp.
I particularly enjoy the unsettling sample in the intro of this laid-back song that easily draws you into a trippy state of mind. Much of this album by Neroche, a rising British trip hop artist, is similar but full of classy, head-bobbing goodness.
Buy on Bandcamp (£10 GBP for the whole album: click ‘buy’ in the widget).
A great, pure example of the Trip Hop genre.
Technically, this is rap. But it’s probably the most laid-back rap song I’ve come across. And in this case, not only is the rap good but the voice acts as an instrument on its own, which I think is tough to do and rarely done well. I don’t think I would enjoy this song as much without the vocals, mostly because they relay all the emotion in the song. Pure instrumentals isn’t everything.
An aspiring, new French artist, Echo 6 recently published his debut album, “Chemicals,” which features some textbook chilled-out tracks. It’s easy to tell that much of his music is inspired by legends such as Bonobo and Amon Tobin–and I would argue that his combination of instruments is also akin to Emancipator. Complex but relaxing guitar riffs, supple piano melodies, exotic wind instruments, accompanied by well formed synths and simple beats. What more could you need? Each track on the album is diverse but blends well with the next, so give the whole thing a listen!
This simple, surreal track uses a minimum of sounds. Over the basic synthesizer Låpsley, a very young and apparently very promising artist, samples her own voice to create a duet in an unintelligible language. While you can’t understand the words, the track gives you a relaxed and maybe even sad feeling. Similar to XXYYXX.