The Needle 038: #soul music you haven't heard, offbeat #electronic, Submotion Orchestra and more.

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For the week of February 21, 2016

Fill me in…


A pretty impressive finding by @newmerator was posted over in #soul last week and it’s fire. There’s very little information about the soul singer, Hetti Lloyd, who blesses this track with her powerful voice. All that’s out there (at least from some initial digging) is a 7” she released in 1972 with the producer Willie Henderson (the man behind the Funky Chicken). On the A side is “If You Can't Satisfy (I've Gotta Say Goodbye)” and on the B-side, “Grief, Sorrow, Pain And Woe”:

Hetti Lloyd - Grief,Sorrow,Pain And Woe

On to #electronic where most of the action went down, something a bit out of the ordinary hit the channel thanks to @abhirag. Out of the ordinary is usually a good thing for many music lovers and this tune by Igorrr is no exception. “Mastication Numérique” jumps out from the get-go and packs a lot of sound into its 2 min duration. Igorrr represents France and produced his first demo back in 2004 with steady output all the way through 2015 when we’ve heard last from him. This track dates back to 2006:

What else is going on?

The clothing brand, Vans, turns 50 this month and what better way to celebrate than with music. They’ve put together a pretty good selection of artists to play in respective cities around the world; although it looks like some cities lucked out more than others depending on your taste. Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, The Kills, Erykah Badu, Neon Indian, Jamie XX, Julio Bashmore and more. Check out the city/artist list here.

You've probably heard a something about Ke$ha in the news lately. She’s unable to get out of her contract with her label, Sony, after allegations of sexual assault against a producer of hers, Dr. Luke. NPR has the full story on that.  

Don’t sleep on…


For most of you guys in the UK, this group may be old news, but the Submotion Orchestra is still being slept on in many parts of the world. For those of us who’ve been hitting the snooze button since around 2010, it’s time to wake up. Submotion Orchestra is a 7-piece group formed in Leeds whose music is a “kaleidoscope of electronic bass music, entrancing vocals, ambient, jazz and dub that sits somewhere on an axis between Bonobo and London Grammar”. To get you started, a song of their recent album Colour Theory called “Needs” (ft. Andrew Ashong) will put you well on your way to sussing out the rest of what Submotion has to offer.

Submotion Orchestra feat. Andrew Ashong - Needs (Original mix)
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