On the fifth evening of every week, we take the opportunity to jump down the rabbit hole into a nonsense world of frolics and revelry. Having just released an EP that pays homage to the main man Lewis C., Kasket guides us through a half hour of sultry hip-hop slinking, damn-straight funk and cuts from his new EP as well as other original works on this exclusive mix for Clash.
The R&S/Apollo-signed producer, AKA South Londoner Charlie Baldwin, grew up engulfed in musical experimentation, with a family background in live jazz performance. Always leaning towards unorthodox composition, that curiosity for texture and genre is clear in his mix, which pairs the unlikely friends of D’Angelo, Amon Tobin and Space Dimension Controller.
The EP itself is a similar beast - ‘Where Is Alice’ traces ethereal D’n’B, ambient, tribal sounds, jungle, and naturally jazz over three tracks which point to the fact that “hybrid” is not always such a dirty word.
And now the title track has just been given a shadow puppet interpretation of the Wonderland plot, which you can peep HERE.
Larry Grayham - Hair
Kasket - Let Me Start From The Top
Clifford Gilberto - Restless
Take- Dream Suite (feat. Dutch Massive)
D'angelo - Brown Sugar
Amon Tobin - Deo
Kasket - Summer Girl
Bonobo - The Sicilians
Funkadelic - Cholly (Funk Getting Ready To Roll)
Space Dimension Controller - When Your Love Feels Like Its Fading
Billy Cobham - To The Woman In My Life
Kasket - Give It A Name
Blu Mar Ten - Somewhere (ft Agne Genyte)
Kasket - Forgiven
Kasket - Where Is Alice?
Words: Melicity Fartin
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‘Where Is Alice’ is out now on R&S sister label Apollo, so go and cop that on wax or digital, whatever takes your fancy.