DescriptionIn these fastmoving times, where many acts come and go in the space of a few blog posts, it's becoming harder and harder to find artists with true staying power. Anu Pillai aka Freeform Five is one of those rare artists. Following an impressive series of originals & remixes and productions for artists like Ladyhawke, Santigold, Lana Del Rey and Little Boots, he returned to the scene with eWeltareh, a collaboration with Gambian griot and master musician Juldeh Camara. On eLeviathan he teams up with the legendary RUisin Murphy for an exercise in irresistible vocal power and anthemic, feel good pophouse appeal.
Tom Trago delivers two incarnations of eLeviathan firstly a dub version that highlights the shimmering synths and melodies and puts the funk edge and drum beats centre stage. His remix closing the package reintroduces RUisins unforgettable voice. Tom Trago is one of the Netherlands finest producers and is the most prominent artist on Amsterdam institution Rush Hour Recordings, his third album came out on the label October last year and he also curates the offshoot label series Voyage Direct.
South London based Cage & Aviary provide a slice of dirty electro tech in their remix teeming with solid claps and bleeps and FX. The duo started off with releases on the much acclaimed Dissident Distribution and have since appeared on DFA, Tiny Sticks and Astro Lab. They also run their own label The Walls have Ears.
One of the youngest DJs on the Belgian DJ circuit, Maxime Firket aka Compuphonic soon moved onto the international scene with a release on Tigas Turbo Recordings. Further releases came on other highly acclaimed labels including Modular, Darkroom Dubs, Systematic Recordings, 2020 Vision and Parquet Recordings. On his eLeviathan remix, Compuphonic injects a playful bounce into the soaring sonics of the original melody.