Burt Bacharach! Aretha Franklin! Dionne Warwick! My Best Friends Wedding (with the lobster gloves)! And now also Lianne La Havas, live, solo with the public singing background-vocals. Goosebumps!
Floating Points may have gotten popular with his (great) laptop-electro tracks and his DJ sets feature a lot of soul and disco, but his latest release is very jazzy and … earthy. Enjoy this live show he did in the KEXP studio’s in May this year;
I first heard Débruit a couple of weeks ago while dozing off listening to Lefto’s late-nite show on local radiostation Studio Brussels and the set was that good that I wanted to wake up to listen more carefully.
Débruit is a French producer (apparently currently living in Brussels), who seamlessly merges electronica with African and Middle-Eastern influences and collaborations. He just released “Débruit & Istanbul”, an album based on his Europalia-commissioned explorations of Istanbul in 2015.
Below video is of the great Boiler Room series and although it doesn’t feature his latest work, it is just as diverse and exciting as what I heard on the radio;
But don’t you worry, there’s no obnoxious 4/4 beat to be heard. And how electro can a violin get?