Oh Sister - For The Dales
For the past two editions we’ve done this now, I've been aware of a lack of more down-tempo, stripped back selections. While some may know that this writer is partial to dancefloor beats and shrieking guitar feedback, skipping that end of the musical spectrum was purely down not much material heading the way of Foulder HQ. Until now.
Last month, I had the pleasure of interviewing and presenting a live session with the wonderful Oh Sister. Now a four-piece led by Sarah Berresford, Oh Sister flick between intimate acoustic and a downtempo electronic sonics with ease, underpinned by a vocal to make anyone sit up and take notice.
Siv Jakobsen - Dark
Carrying on in the same vein as above, last month saw the release of Norwegian musician Siv Jakobsen’s brilliant ‘The Lingering’. The album’s opener, “Dark” serves as a brilliantly suited introduction, growing from Jakobsen’s lonely vocal and guitar to full piece accompaniment, a perfect soundtrack to the lyrical themes of light versus dark. For anyone who fondly remembers early efforts from Bright Eyes, Fionn Regan, Willy Mason et al.
D Malice - Gabryelle (Refix)
Recently brought back to our attention by this incredible Benji B x Deviation retrospective, this selection still serves as one of the hottest to emerge from the underrated UK Funky scene. A mix tribal percussion, cinematic soundtrack samples and deep underground bass, this is one designed to be played loud.
Cadenza - Foundation ft. Stylo G & Busy Signal
The sun is officially out and shining, and in the UK this can only mean one thing: its Carnival season. From Notting Hill to St. Paul’s, expect to hear this cut from David Roddigan Jr. rattling the subs up and down the country. Way up!
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Can’t Keep Checking My Phone
A firm favourite here at Foulder HQ, “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” is just one of the many standouts from UMO’s genre-hopping long player, ‘Multi-Love’. Our only complaint? Its just not long enough! Enjoy them slinky baseline groves, rewind, and repeat.