Track Of The Day 26/9 - Kelpe

Midsommar
Hear and download Kelpe's 'Midsommar'

In a way, Kelpe has always been ahead of his time.

As a kid, the producer hooked up his Amiga to a tape deck and begin producing warped, twisted techno music with the innocent sincerity which only someone who's never been near a rave can possess.

Almost a decade ago, Kelpe spun together Warp style electronics and fractured hip hop, producing something which even now would sound ground-breaking. Of late, the producer has teamed up with DC Recordings, releasing a string of fantastic albums and rapidly expanding his live show.

Sometimes operating with a live drummer, Kelpe's music is machine-like but with a human groove. Organic, but tech oriented the producer is set to take his live show to The Upfront Project this Friday (September 28th).

As a special treat, Kelpe has chucked ClashMusic a free track. 'Midsommar' opens with a warm repeated vocal, little more than vowel sounds stabbed out on a sampler.

The synths slide past, all 80s glare and fluorescent colours. The beat sits right underneath, the kind of woozy, warm summer day rhythm Dilla specialised in - but with a very British twist, naturally.

Listen to it now... Grab it HERE.

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The Upfront Project Presents Photek, Fantastic Mr Fox, Paul White, Fort Romeau, Kelpe... this Friday (September 29th). Find out more at the Facebook page.

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