Honey T – Autumn Alley (Touchwood’s Aequinoctium RMX)

Fancy being enlightened?? Of course you do! :) So come listen to this mesmirising remix of Honey T’s Autumn Alley. I just love the enchanting intro from the softly played piano and the way it paints a mysterious picture of some exotic far away dreamland waiting to be discovered. That’s until 45 seconds when the beautifully simple but every so effective drums make their way into the frame. The strictness of their rhythm clashing perfectly with the docile atmosphere created initially. As the tune develops the listener is taken further and further away from the place they started until they suddenly realise they are in a completely different place altogether – a murky future state full of dirty bass sounds and sporadic drums! They can only reminisce about that far off dreamland from whence they traveled. The overall song length is a whooping 7.32 but it moves by you like a giant ship in the night and ends beautifully with a return to the initial phrase where it all began. Honey T always produces top notch material and it is always a pleasure to listen. For more of his stuff check out our pages here and here and his Soundcloud page here.

Fuck its hot today!

Adam

Honey T - Autumn Alley (Touchwood's Aequinoctium RMX)

DJ Wich & Nironic – Dreaming

 

A lazy Friday evening in the beer garden catching up with friends, arguing about the relative merits of British cuisine and listening to a range of pets-getting-in-the-way stories (I’ll leave it at that), culminated in making friends with a couple of Czech guys sitting on a nearby table. Conversation soon turned to music and, subsequently, local artists worth checking out. Which brings me to DJ Wich.

I’ve always maintained a healthy scepticism towards Czech hip hop. It’s not enough to simply carry a bit of attitude. The beats, flow and melody have to be there too and that’s a rare enough occurrence (although there are several notable exceptions).

Wich and Prague-based American rapper Nironic hover somewhere above the rest. Kicking off with a heartfelt vocal sample (somebody tell me who it is, I bet it’s obvious) and a low-key yet instantly catchy organ part, Dreaming has an effortlessly quality. It doesn’t need to try too hard to be this good. The beat lollops along trying to keep up with Nironic’s sharp yet uplifting lyrics, creating a human feel and providing a solid platform for an extremely emotive  melody.

I’m a fan, check out more of Dj Wich’s music on his Soundcloud page and catch Nironic on Facebook.

James

Photograph for J Wich & Nironic - Dreaming

Ower – Reflections

Following a whiskey-tastic weekend at Mighty Sounds, I’m feeling rather punk-rocked out and in need of something a bit more downtempo to settle myself down for the coming week. As it happens, Soundcloud has just the medicine for me in the form of this beautiful track from Czech producer Ower. He’s been on our radar for some time, usually due to his laid back dnb productions. Reflections is something different, blending a rather mournful melody with ghostly vocal snippets and bass that sounds as though it’s enjoying taking a bit of a breather from it’s regular dnb gig . Instead it’s lazing around on a deck chair shouting out occasional instructions. Stunning stuff. Check out Ower’s Soundcloud page to hear more of this music.

James

Ower - Reflections