LISTEN: Wattville (Archie Pelago Overdub)
, June 18th, 2012 07:37
Stream a track from the upcoming second release through Sonic Router Records, plus launch party details
The esteemed Sonic Router site, whose editor Oli Marlow uses his column of the same name on the Quietus to showcase interesting new talent in electronic music, launched its record label wing earlier this year, with a cassette from Torus. Now the label's second release is due to land imminently, from another near-unknown talent by the name of Wattville. The alter ego of 19 year old Matthew Evans from Birmingham, the EP, entitled We Jostle, shows off his sound: a pirate radio shocked take on house that harks both back to the earliest, rawest UK funky instrumentals, and sits neatly with current darkened tracks from the Hessle Audio, Idle Hands and Livity Sound stables. You can preview the EP, which is released on July 2nd in limited vinyl and digital formats, here.
As well as featuring three of his own original tracks, the EP also features an overdubbed version of 'Clan' by NYC trio Archie Pelago (last heard offering a killer rework of Distal & HxdB's 'Booyant' on Tectonic Records). We're pleased to be able to offer you the premiere of their 'Clan Overdub', which you can listen to below. For more info on Archie Pelago, head across to Sonic Router's feature on the trio.
Sonic Router have also announced details of a rather fruity looking launch party for the EP, which takes place on Thursday July 12th at the Waiting Room in Stoke Newington. As well as featuring Wattville himself, it brings some of the DJs the site has been strongly supportive of over its three year tenure: Braiden and West Norwood Cassette Library. Both are great producers and excellent DJs, and the night promises to be a good one. Full details are available here.
Wattville photo by Will Baker