Top 5 – Osaka Records
Block T continue a regular event this month in Smithfield, Dublin – Good Fridays with Block T (poster above or scroll down for full event details), with Osaka Records curating and Dave I.D. as headline. In this preview-style Top 5, Patrick from Osaka guides us through the curating policy.
Words: Patrick Henry (Osaka)
There has been a proliferation in the last few years of glitchy R n’ B, with the likes of artists such as How to Dress Well and Wife meshing delicate soulful pop vocals over synthscapes and cut n paste electronics. But there is also a small group of other contemporary artists that hark back to the industrial cassette tape culture of the 80s and reconfigure this darker sound palette into their current output.
ACTRESS – Street Corp
On his latest album Ghettoville, Actress has arrived at a murkier, more insular place….future-afroisms struggling to emerge from the submerged blur of a David Lynch soundtrack yet to be written.
WATER BORDERS – Feasting on Mongeese
Recalling the dark chants + pagan horns + electronics of British duo Coil.
VATICAN SHADOW – Chopper Crash Marines’ Names Released
Tape hiss and Machine Gun rhythms ride atop a heaving synth undertow.
RAIME – Your Cast Will Tire
Glacial synths attempting to escape from a sluggish, scraping molasses of sound.
DAVE.I.D. – You Me Come For
A combination of industrial textures, soulful vocals, haunting synths and metallic beats = a metallic funk both future and past.
DAVE.I.D. + THE LAST SOUND + SCHOOL TOUR DJ’s.
A night of soulful post industrial sounds. GOOD FRIDAYS with BLOCK T curated by OSAKA Records.
May 30th, BLOCK T, Smithfield sq, Dublin.