I recently took part in a research project at Queen Mary University, London. They gave each of us a lab-made instrument at the start of the year, with a couple of weeks to practise, and then a gig. The box had a touchpad controller and a speaker (it was not plugged in to a sound system), all housed in a wooden casing. I ended up playing it a bit like a cajon between my legs, with a mixture of wood-whacking and touchpad finger gestures, which generated a wub-wub kinda sound. It was amazing to see what everyone else came up with, the differences in compositions and playing styles were huge given it was such a simple construction.
More pics on my instagram acount here
A very exciting new collaboration to start 2014: I’m going to be working on a live show with poet Hollie McNish providing a mix of live instruments and electronica to compliment her amazing poems.
Come and see us on March 12th on London:
Tru Thoughts are to give away “You Could Feel” as a free download. You can get it on the link below:
Thanks to all those who have supported the debut Lossy tracks, including BBC 6Music and a few other radio shows. Here’s some words from the tastemakers and DJs that have played us out to date:
"Nujazz pearl", "glorious", "corker", "bomb", "sure shot", "massive", "super sexy", "beautiful", "excellent", "killer", "decent"
Some other picks…
"On a massive line up like that it’s strange that Lossy wins hands down and I’ve never heard of them."
Aldo Vanucci (Big Chill House)
"These tunes are sick"
"I like these a lot. Emilia’s got a beautiful voice"
"These are sounding really nice"
Alex Bok Bok
I have 2 tracks on “Shapes 11:01”, a new compilation from Tru Thoughts.
Here it is:
Out October 10th, “Shapes 11:01” on Tru Thoughts
Two new Lossy tracks will feature on the Tru Thoughts "Shapes 11:01" compilation, out on CD, vinyl and download from October 10th. The Lossy tracks are “Rain Came Down” and “You Could Feel”, and the compilation also features artists such as Quantic, Skream, Aloe Blacc, Belleruche, Nostalgia 77, Zed Bias, Benji Boko, Hidden Orchestra, Lanu, Hint, Tawiah, Mark Pritchard, Wildcookie and more.