Music: Kelpe ‘No Film’
Huess featured on Finest Ego Compilation UK
As beats and producers in and around hip hop enjoyed a renaissance of interest and impact in the last decade, certain geographical locations established themselves to form an axis of production innovation hubs. In North America you had Los Angeles, Ann Harbor and Montreal. In Europe there was Glasgow in Scotland, Dublin in Ireland and London in England.
It was thanks to certain young producers that parts of the UK and Ireland became focal points in this beats renaissance. People such as Hudson Mohawke in Glasgow, Mike Slott in Dublin – who worked closely together in their formative years – and Paul White in London. In many ways these three producers were a perfect example of the diverse approaches that could be heard at the time. They each had, and still have, distinct styles and ideas and from the mid to the late 00s established themselves as household names. Each carved a niche for himself in the ever expanding and changing world of hip hop and electronic productions and emerged from what was then a small, but growing, underground phenomenon to wider public acclaim in recent years. In their wake a new generation of producers arose to further expand upon and develop what hip hop and electronic productions can come to mean in the 21st century. Thanks primarily to the internet, this new generation found itself no longer geographically limited with the entire world becoming quite literally everyone’s playground.
The Finest Ego United Kingdom and Ireland compilation is the latest installment in a global series shining a light on new and established production talent. Following from editions covering Japan, Russia and Australia and New Zealand, this new installment brings forward 25 producers from every corner of the British and Irish isles.
Released on Project Mooncircle on August 5th the comp features brand new exclusive music from Mr Beatnick, Kelpe, Jay Scarlett, Om Unit, Sound Species and Ean (formerly Various Production), Lapalux and many more.
We’re excitedly looking forward to the release of brand new EP from Kelpe entitled ‘Margins’.
With the Margins EP, Kelpe brings 4 new tracks that balance deftly between the sound of yesterday and tomorrow. A potent brew of electronic voodoo.
The EP drops on 27th September on Bristol’s Black Acre label (previous releases include to Dark Sky, Loops Haunt, Blue Daisy, Tokimonsta, Fantastic Mr Fox, Brokenchord and more). You can hear snippets here.
Thurs 17th December sees the official launch of Inaudible Answer Records. IA is a newly set up digital label that works very closely with us on the sync and publishing front. Featuring live sets from 8-piece There Are More Of Us Than There Are Of You and Huess's debut live show. Not to mention Kelpe (DC Recordings) playing records.
Venue is Gramaphone, E1, London. £5 Entry. Doors 8pm