This week, we’re saying goodbye to those big summer tunes and hello to our first autumn #SuperdrySounds mega mix; who says you have to wind down for the winter months? We certainly aren’t, so here are our top up and coming sounds that you’ll be hearing this season.
First up, Thundercat – and no, we don’t mean the kids cartoon from the 80s! Born and raised in L.A., this ‘go-to’ bassist has been featured in an incredibly wide spectrum of music. From Erykah Badu to Flying Lotus, his eclectic style has well and truly become part of the global music scene. His latest album, released earlier this year on the well-known label Brainfeeder, received super impressive reviews across the board – sorry we didn’t bring this one too you sooner!
This next track has come from an enormous amount of time spent in the studio, but wow isn’t it a cracker! We first spotted singer Kelela on her Cut 4 Me mixtape released on Fade to Mind in 2013, which featured some awesome production from the likes of Bok Bok, Nguzungzu and Kingdom, so naturally we are super excited to see the latest from her. This D.C./L.A. based musical genius has been back working hard in the studio and has uploaded this pre-released track, ‘Rewind’ featuring production from Kingdom & Nugget. The track is being released on mammoth label, Warp Records on October 9th.
As you know, we’re champions for emerging talent, so this new band on the block is definitely on our radar. Clean Cut Kid – which includes some mega talent from the likes of Mike & Evelyn Halls, Saul Goodman and Ross Higginson – has been hitting the festival scene hard this summer so you might have already sampled their indie/rock magic. Playing at the likes of Latitude and Secret Garden Party, Clean Cut Kid has been among some really good company on the stage having also supporting Shura. Radio 1 has been behind them all the way, featuring the band on the BBC Introducing stages at Reading & Leeds.
Finally, this 25 year old hailing from South London has been tipped as one of the ‘most exciting emerging [UK] producers’ this year. Already a legend in his own right, Henry Wu has received some heavy support from Gilles Peterson and the Boiler Room crowd. He was even featured on Gilles’ ‘Worldwide Premieres’ a couple of months back. We are seriously in awe with this track, which features on his Negotiate EP – albeit a sound that we’re not all too familiar with it, it does grow on you with its rich textures, beats and underlying groove. Henry has recently released six new tracks on the Good Morning Peckham EP, infusing an array of relaxed beats and synths with a true live feel – ideal for easy Sunday morning listening. Enjoy!