by Juno Plus on 02.01.2013 at 12:50pm
Purveyor of melodic bass music Koreless and frequent SBTRKT vocalist Sampha have teamed up for a single on Young Turks under the name Short Stories.
After coming to prominence with the 4D single on London based Pictures Music in 2011, Glasgow-based producer Koreless continued to develop his lush, 2-step indebted electronica in 2012 with a collaboration with Jacques Greene, which formed one of the inaugural tracks for the Canadian producer’s Vase imprint – a relationship was continued with the Lost In Tokyo single released on Vase, with Greene providing his own remix of the track. Now Koreless has teamed up with Sampha – principal vocalist for Aaron Jerome’s SBTRKT project and onetime collaborator with Jessie Ware – for a new project entitled Short Stories, the first fruits of which will see release on Young Turks.
Having showcased the Short Stories sound as part of the early December Young Turks Boiler Room takeover, the label will now release two of their tracks on a 12″ set for release later this month. According to the press release, the pair forged a friendship playing at Young Turks parties in 2010, and utilised the same Dalston studio which would later become the writing room for The xx’s second album, spending 2 days “with a vast array of synths, drum machines and other instruments, exploring a new sonic palette and learning about each other’s process for creating music”.
Both “Let It Go” and “On The Way” have been kicking around on the internet for some time now – but still feel fresh thanks to their distinctly funky rhythmic edge, with both tracks characterised by emotively pitched vocals and staccato synth blasts reminiscent of FunkinEven’s productions.
Young Turks will release Let It Go/ On The Way on 12″ and digital formats on January 28, 2013.
01. On The Way
02. Let It Go
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The Young Turks have shared some more exclusive treats via their recent guest spots on FBi Radio including a Bullion intro, mix from El Guincho and an appearance from Willis Earl Beal. If you wonder what he sounds like over the phone, there’s an interview about half an hour in and ‘woah his voice’ (despite the line crackles) version of Evening’s Kiss. “I didn’t have any music training when I recorded the record we’re putting out now” says Willis “This record is a bit like walking on someone in the bathroom. It’s stream of consciousness insanity. It’s small songs for small ears. I hope people like it”. Sampha also popped by to share a new heartmelting new track ‘If Only A Friend Would Know’ around 45 minutes in.
Bullion’s Peter Cook Intro
Mickey Moonlight – Universal Interplanetary Music
Chairlift – I Belong in Your Arms
El Guincho Piratas Mix
Mickey Newbury – 33rd of August Drake – Underground Kings King Krule – Bleak Bake
(Wake Up call – Willis Earl Beale) Willis Earle Beal – Evening’s Kiss
Jessie Ware & Sampha – Valentine
Sampha Interview Sampha – Gardens Sampha – If Only A Friend (live)
Mark From Middlesex Intro…
Jack Penate - Didn’t I
Zomby - Natalia’s Song
Sampha - Indecision
Julia Holter - Goddess Eyes
Bullion - What Does She Know
Arthur Russell - Tone Bone Kone
Dexy’s Midnight Runners - Thankfully Not Living In Yorkshire It Doesn’t Apply
Francis And The Lights - It’ll Be Better
Chairlift - Met Before (Illum Sphere Remix)
(Rich Harrison Production)
Toni Braxton - Take This Ring
Chairlift Live Session
Wake Up Call - Jack Penate
Jack Penate - No One Lied
Jamie xx - Touch Me (Instrumental)
Romy xx Little Mix!
Everything But The Girl - On My Mind
Elastica - My sex
Elizabeth Harper - Rock Like A Baby
Fleetwood Mac - Brown Eyes
Philboyd Studge’s Intro
Unknown Cases - Masimbabele
Bobby McFerrin - Drive
Blludd Relations - Even Steven
Paul White - Watch The Ants
Aphrodites Child - Such A Funny Night