Just heard this through the P4K tracks of 2013 list.
It's oddly captivating. Tell me more...
I think Sophie is an anonymous person, prob a dude from the live reports. Hasn't released much bar Bipp and Nothing More To Say. Bipp is by far the best. The other is pretty much a bait stright up house thing, kind of boring but with a nice pop sheen I guess if you like that kind of thing. There was a soundcloud kocking about some time ago with a load of Sophie tracks knocking about on it that are now starting to come about but I can't for the life of me remember where it is or if its still active.
One to look out for in the coming years. Nothing really sounds like Bipp. Its got the wonk of early Rustie and a kind of poppy take on basslin along with it but again sounds like none of that. Bipp doesn't even have much of a drum beat, its all bass and fucked up synths with the vocal hook. So it kind of relates to the current new wave of grime thats knocking around from people like Logos, Rabit, Emma, Murlo, etc. But again those lot aint anywhere near as poppy, they just have that floating in bass dance floor fucked up thing going on.
The track took me a while to get into, mainly because of the vocal. But I just kept coming back to it and now kind of love it.
Sophie did a bizarre interview with Skream and Benga in the summer; you can hear it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01gq9kv
Skip to 5:43.
Did so a few days ago and have spent the last few days in an Adam Harper bender. Slowly working my way through his Rouge's Foam stuff which is incredibly well written: all wheat, no chaff and pretty funny. It's nice to see the level of detail as well in his electric beats articles as well. He goes in!
Cheers for the link.
Numbers (label Bipp was released on) has had quite a strong year in general. The Rustie single was pretty good; you might like it seeing that you enjoyed Bipp:
Triadzz - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aUl3mVId3w
Slasherr - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stT4VAnVfY4
I also enjoyed the Deadboy EP on Numbers this year, but it's not quite as similar. Worth checking out, though: https://soundcloud.com/nmbrs/sets/deadboy-blaquewerk
If you like that you might also like from this year:
Murlo - Last Dance
Kingdom w/ Kelela - Bank Head
E.M.M.A. - Dream Phone VIP
Maybe. They haven't got that mega poppy vocal thing going on but that might be a plus to some, since the vocal is a bit desisive/annoying to some.
The sample really reminds me of the one in Bipp. Also a massive tune though.
I hadn't heard it like that before. Will never unhear.
XE3 Reminds me of it too: https://soundcloud.com/goon-club-allstars/xe3-mssingno
Its like a cloud rap/grime hybrid version of it.
With Bipp at #7.
BUT WHICH IS BETTER?
I may have said so before... http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/music/4436615
Those pitch-shifted vocals just kill me. The fact that ELLE is a perfect contrast makes it even better.
I finished writing SOPHIE up as a tip for 2014 only last night. I'm pretty convinced there's plenty more gems to come.
can't get enough of either. dance tracks of the year for sure - as jimi said the former is very much of a formula, whereas the latter is insane and otherworldly and brilliant
Saw him do a live set at the VU last month, was 45 mins of unbridled joy. Really looking forward to hearing what he does next.
with crisper production, of course.
the spirit of Livin' Joy lives on (joyously)
This track is well twisted, no drums, just odd sliding shifting bass tones and synths, odd rhythms that sound like synths being suspended by an elastic band. Cheesey pitched vocals and a hook and one little synth hook in the middle for a few seconds are about the only things that sound even close to a mid-90s dance track. Soudns more like someone melted the drums off a bassline remix of a Timberland record and got a kid to sing something on top.
already one of my fav songs from 2013
Plenty of oddness on youtube like this:
There is a track about called Ooh which is really simular to Bipp but a little more stright up. Looks to be touring loads if you look at the website too, so yeah check it.
Word is there are a few more singles planned on Numbers and rumours of something for Werk Discs but who knows could be bollocks.
Kind of suprised its getting a lot of love I thought it'd be way more divisive than it has been. It either got slated to death or loved all at once earlier in the year when it came out, no middle ground. Amazing what a feature in pitchfork can do hay.
but the vocal is just so horrible
hopefuly a better version will pop up soon enough.
Sounds pretty brilliant, bar the obvious quality of the sound. Proper mad fun stuff.
so i doubt there'll be a better version unfortunately. but yeah, was about to turn it off with all the popping, but ended up listening to the whole thing anyway cos it was so damn good.
tunes sounds wicked though.
The PC Music lot, I've only really just dug in, but I think fuckyeahdubstep knows a load more about it if he wants to post more.
makes my brain hurt a bit yet still somehow really inventive, mega modern and enjoyable/annoying.
You lot are going to hate this lol
yeah just dig around the pc music soundcloud page. it's the best music you can get at the moment, the "pitch shifted ukg revival with j-pop aesthetic" sound. think it is all produced by A.G. Cook (who often shares bills w/ Sophie), just dig around on the PC Music soundcloud
this mix is the best introduction
can't really stop listening to the new GFOTY mix out today either, masterpiece tbh
pc music are really on to something. seems like a.g. cook has this really wicked and coherent vision for the label's sound and look, sorta like bok bok and night slugs. if he hasn't produced half the stuff under a million names then he's definitely mixed them
saw a.g. cook at the eclair fifi valentines night (w/ sophie) at plastics. absolutely stupid fun. no mixing, just ridiculous tune after ridiculous tune - tempo jumping all over the shop. saw what i assume must have been hannah diamond wearing that amazing pink north face jacket in the crowd too and nearly died it looked so dope
but yeah this gfoty mix is amazing. second track is :')
I have no idea if I like it or not, sometimes it hurts my brain sometimes its fun as shit. I have no idea which reaction I'm going to get when I put on a track. Its massively prefrable to being bored right away by some fuck doing classic guitar and gabbling about his day and death for an hour. But fuck me its a comfronting listen. Its like being beaten to death by your little sisters friends. Sometimes I wonder if I should even listen to it becuase I'm not 9. But then the sounds and inventive maddness of it all is so insanly good and like nothing else.
good stuff :D
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