Thursday, 11 August 2011

Tom Watson

Apologies for the absence of yesterdays post, computer decided to die on me, full reinstall the lot...




Anyway, following on from my last post, todays beats come from Tom Watson. A somewhat underrated and overlooked producer hailing from Nottingham, Watson was one the first to embrace the (at the time) upcoming LA beat scene and it's influence. He first came to my attention when, under his Keaver & Brause moniker, he released his debut album 'The Middle way'.  The album encapsulated the hazy and nostalgic detuned synths reminiscent of Boards of Canada, that his label mate Lone also came to be known for, although in my opinion he shows a more creative approach to percussion and sample manipulation on this album than Lone's earlier work.


Following on from the minor success of The middle way , Watson formed a collaboration with Lone in the form of Kona triangle. Releasing the 13 track album Sing a new sapling into existence in 2009, it received heavy plays from the likes of Teebs and Dublab.com. The album seemed to focus more on composition and atmosphere rather than just purely hiphop beats, some tracks having little or no percussion at all.




Which brings us to his latest effort that sees him creating a cleaner, more uptempo & percussion heavy sound  for the 3rd release on Lone's Magic Wire imprint ,under the name 'Neon Jung'  Still with the same hazy & shimmering synths  but with a more cohesive and dance floor oriented sound, taking influences from house and grime. Personally i'm really feeling this new direction he is going in and hopefully he will be releasing a lot more in the future.


Lastly, it's pissing down with rain here, hope you're all experiencing better weather, peace.

28 comments:

  1. First two, especially the first one, are day-ish songs, make me wanna chill at the beach with a beer in hand. The last two are night-ish, make me wanna go out. Great tracks.

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  2. The first two tracks were great, very chill.

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  3. Don't worry about missing a post :P

    I like the first two tracks, very chilled, but the latter two aren't quite as good IMO. Probably just a stylistic thing. :)

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  4. Summer S'tay is teh dopeness. The jung stuff, I'm not so down with.

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  5. I've never heard of this musician. Thanks for bringing him to my attention!

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  6. Yeah, that new direction is really fun. And like GMS says, the fuirst tracks are more like day time.

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  7. Thanks for posting all these songs! I'm really finding some good music here!

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  8. Nice songs. Never heard them before, but I just added them to my favs. :D

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  9. more chill music is always appreciated. I nice break from all the crazy death metal/grindcore I blast all day.

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  10. Everybody, and I mean everybody, has had problems either with their computer or with their internet connection in the past few days. O_o

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  11. Awesome songs dude! The last two are epic. Cheers for sharing (:

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  12. Oh my, another amazing post from you, thanks for this. Gonna have these on repeat for a good long while.

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  13. In Helicanus may you well descry Following!

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  14. Diggin that first one, got the cotton candy swirl thing down.

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  15. mall music for suburban soccer-moms.

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  16. loving this, just keep coming back and playing these again and again haha

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  17. DOn't care for the house feel too much. Not as into it. But enjoyed the earlier ones.

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  18. NEON Jung sounds good to me ;D

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  19. I like the darker techno/trance beats. These are cool though.

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  20. Nice tunes, I've never heard of this guy before. Will have to buy some stuff soon

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  21. So much music, so much good sounds. Thanks!

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  22. appreciate the the melodies

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