I have to admit, I did fall victim to the James Blake Effect a couple of years ago. I doubt there would have been a single club in east London whose walls had not been graced by his track ‘CMYK’ after it came out in 2010; people were obsessed, literally.
I have to say, I think Flying Lotus is one of the most endearing producers I have witnessed in interview, video documentary and indeed live in performance. This short film created by OkayAfrica digs deep into the history of Flying Lotus himself. An interesting insight into the ancestry of one of my favourite electronic music producers.
In the case of the newly resurrected Myspace (now with a lower case ‘s’) it seems the once-omnipotent social media and music sharing platform has already made a rather silly boo-boo just a week after the site re-opened its doors to the public.
It’s a fast-dwindling relationship between Instagram and Twitter as the metaphorical tug-of-war over who will ultimately claim title of social media champion continues. It was inevitable with Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram that Twitter – a platform that has found success largely through its simple and direct functionality – would feel the friction burns of rival social behemoth.
I love it when you suddenly remember something about a musician/producer that completely throws you off, reinvigorates your original affections for their music. In this case I got up this morning and thought “what ever happened to the Floating Points Ensemble?”. The answer is: “I do not know”, but now I’m deep emerged in a Floating Points power-hour I thought it would be a good opportunity to show you what he’s all about.
So glad that I got to see him perform alongside The Cinematic Orchestra at The Barbican earlier this year, a truly talented pianist, composer and performer.