The Evil Usses are a band like no other. Their wild and exhilarating live shows flow fluidly between thoughtful composition and improvisation as they venture into a dense jungle of sounds and influences, clearing their singular path with sharp melodies and heavy grooves. All of this, as well as the wide dynamics and playful humour of this unique Bristolian quartet can somehow be found in the mix they made for us this month. Press play and enjoy!
Leeds based quartet Fold makes music that is socially conscious and resonates with the world's issues, struggles and injustices. Also, it's groovy as hell! As this mixtape shows, they're inspired by a variety of different genres, from jazz, downtempo and hip-hop to funk and psychedelic rock. We still can't put down their debut album which was one of our picks of 2015. So it's with great pleasure that we present this month's mixtape with songs handpicked by Fold's frontman Seth Mowshowitz:
"The selection of tracks is very personal and reflects what I believe is the highest bar of emotional expression in my own experience of music. Each one is an indelible part of my history and I can clearly remember everything about the moment I heard them for the first time. They have without exception stood the test of time remaining utmost in my musical affections."
The compositions of Michigan-born, Montreal-based sax magician Colin Stetson are staggering and intense, like nothing we've heard before. On stage, his extraordinary songwriting is distilled into powerful, physical and raw performances where he layers sounds relying solely on his saxophone and breathtaking circular breathing skills. Needless to say he quickly became our favourite undercover super-hero, so we're ecstatic to present to you the tracks that Colin Stetson has handpicked for us this month. Get ready for a journey through a bonkers vortex of references and genres, from Ivo Papasov and Mobb Deep, to Liturgy and Jimi Hendrix!