Archive for the ‘Kelpe’ Category

Eat a Bag of Mix: Kelpe

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Eat a Bag of Mix is the name of a feature here on life is noise where we get a DJ, musician, producer, industry figure or just someone with good taste in fucked-up and weird music to give us a mix of music that has influenced them, or tunes that are currently rocking their world.

This week, we’re bag o’ mix eating with Kelpe — playing at Slanted and Enchanted on December 7. Kelpe’s influences range from the bleeps and bass of classic Warp artists to the funk of Sly Stone, and the minimalism of Steve Reich + Harmonia to the percussive space-scapes of Tortoise and Do Make Say Think. The diversity of the music that inspires Kelpe finds reflection in his own sonic adventures, informing his ever-evolving sound, combining as map and compass to guide his lunar-bound b-boy throw downs. Making a name for himself across and beyond Europe for solo live sets, his setup incorporates MPC style beat manipulations, tiny analogue synths and a lot of bass. He’s travelled far and wide from California to Lithuania, playing alongside diverse acts such as Aphex Twin, Ghostpoet, Gaslamp Killer, and Daedelus.

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Vinyl Retention: Kelpe

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Every Wednesday, Sardi lets us know what’s tickling his eardrums in the world of electronic music…

Fourth: The Golden Eagle, due to be released this coming Monday, is the new album by British beatmaker, artist and producer extraordinaire, Kelpe.

Whilst the title of the LP leads you to believe it’s his fourth full length project, it’s actually his fifth and marks the first album release on his newly formed DRUT imprint.

If you’re familiar with the Kelpe sound, you’ll know what to expect. If you’re not, prepare to be taken on a trip through low-slung broken beats, pulsating synth melodies and warping bass grooves. It’s ten tracks of head-noddin’ goodness.

Covering every format a listener could desire (minus the hip again cassette) the album is available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download.

If you can’t wait for the whole package, head to his bandcamp page and pick up the single ‘Beaks Of Eagles’ featuring a tasty remix from his pal (and amazing producer to boot) Fulgeance.

If you like what you hear, be sure to tune in to RTRFM’s Full Frequency between 3pm & 5pm, as Sardi and Dart explore the latest beats & bass from around the globe.