Some laid back and hazy LA Funk flavoured Chillwave right now courtesy of the awesome Cascine. This time the noise comes from a collaboration between the Ford from Ford & Lopatin, Joel Ford henceforth known as Airbird and Ian Evans A.K.A. Napolian and their début single together, the double A-Side In The Zone/Special, out now.
In The Zone features vocals from labelmate, Miss Erika Spring, ex-of Au Revoir Simone, and neatly blends a little Disco, a little R&B, a little SynthWave and a little Indie in a big ol’ cooking pot which they simmer over a Chilly-Funk fire. Erika’s hazy vocal flows with the tracks eddies, occasionally bubbling to the surface. The chanteuse’s dreamy wisps of vocal smoke find their way in the nooks and crannies of Airbird & Napolian’s slapping basslines and compelling synths. The B-Side, Special, warps up Airbird & Napolian’s sound with a little retro 80s flavour and a generous helping of House pump and dirty Funk. Working a filtered French Touch groove, these guys makes something ecclectic sound totally dancefloor.
♫ Airbird & Napolian (Feat. Erika Spring) – In The Zone
♫ Airbird & Napolian – Special
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Ali Jamieson is getting set to present his new EP to the world. Having been snapped up by Keenhouse’s Sunlinxx imprint, Jaimeson is soon to release his first offering for them, Pending is due out later this month and it;s left-field jazzy Disco is a good fit for the label. Ali’s kinda’ been a slow burning surprise to everyone, better known has Heavy disco label boss and La Bombe PR guru, he;s been quietly developing his sound as a producer, releasing EPs to little fanfare and subtly ended up one of the most interesting producers working today, this new single proves that.
The release’s lead track, Pending, is a luscious mix of gritty Disco and smooth Acid Jazz. Complimented by a heavy synthetic bassline, the track counterpoints dirty, distorted synths with a laid back, vintage, electric piano line. An ecclectic mix of shuffling machine beats and funk fuelled riffs, Pending is both pleasing to the ear and infectiously groovy. It’s B-Side, In Light Of, takes a more chilled approach. But don;t let that put you off, it’s Sci-Fi LA-Funk-from-the-future style chilled. With a touch of Chicago about it, if DâM-FunK made House records in space they would sound like this. As the track progresses it become more involved, as Ali plays with more levels of melody and intricacy while keeping it, at all times, smooth as hell. French Disco master Douze’ provides a reMix of Pending, bringing his brand of huge Nu-Disco to the track, while respecting the originals flow with a bass heavy groove and moody chords. This is an excellent release from Mr. Jaimeson which is gonna’ make a lot of people sit up and take notice.
♫ Ali Jamieson – Pending
♫ Ali Jamieson – In Light Of
♫ Ali Jamieson – Pending (Douze reMix)
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