New albums from NAWKSH and Gentle Robot.
‘You used to call me on my cellphone.’ It’s about halfway through our chat with Slowspin’s Zeerak Ahmed that I wonder, how did we get onto quoting Drake lyrics? But rather than ringing hotlines, Slowspin is more interested in the quiet power of the first person in music. ‘YOU used to call ME on MY
I've got a great love of low budget music videos, and had a load of traffic footage sleeping in hard drives that I decided to wake up. And it's a great song. Maybe we can make a series of these. If you also like making videos, let me know! Perhaps we can collab! NAWKSH SoundCloud Thanks to NAWKSH
There was some incredible stuff released at the tail end of 2016 and the start of 2017. Here's a playlist of some of our favourites. Not an exhaustive list by any means, and many artists haven't released through SoundCloud, but this might sort out your listening for this week. Going forward, we'll hopefully be doing these
The Foreversouth Collections thus far have tended to favour the more accessible side of the Karachi electronic artists that come under its roster. In many ways this is beneficial, creating a more cohesive collection and challenging the artists to create in a more constrained, ‘poppier’ environment. Under some circumstances, this can lead to stagnation - artists that
It’s likely that 2016 will be remembered as a collective slap in the face. We lost a number of cultural icons, Trump became president, the UK voted to exit the EU, Aleppo saw one of the worst humanitarian crisis of the decade, and that was all in the last half of the year. Released on the
In an interview with The Quietus, Nawksh, the moniker for Karachi-based producer Danial Hyatt, says: “My music is a deep-dive into the most difficult, darkest parts of my psyche. There I attempt to befriend the monsters that lurk, and convince them to follow me back out, knowing they'll dissolve in the light of the Sun.”