Koreless – Away
If ever electronica warranted a “night music” tag, its that post-dubstep sound increasingly doing the rounds that continues to expand with every Radio 1 airplay it now receives. It was roughly 12 months ago when ears started to connect to the soulful, poignant ambience of CMYK, post-dubstep pioneer James Blake‘s landmark debut which steadily sparked a new and as yet unofficially defined genre into life.
What we’ve seen progressively is a small collective of producers and artists who, due to the current & wide span of sites who’ve began supporting this particular trend start to proliferate certain unknowns into the limelight. Like SBTRKT before him, Mele, Julio Bashmore and even fellow Glaswegian Blawan, Lewis Roberts aka Koreless has submerged such levels of silence and space alongside serene basslines it’ll leave a lasting impression long after its first listen.
Past the quality production and sheer maturity his tracks continually possess, the fact Koreless has just turned 19 makes is as galvanising and significant for the post-dubstep movement as much as it is for his career, with more assured (if possible) and better material surely yet to come?
This particular track caught my attention on Benji B‘s Radio 1 Show back in May, and contains a beautifully minimal, melodic vibe crafted for late-night listening. With Jamie XX, SBTRKT vocalist Sampha not to mention Huw Stephens and Giles Peterson all backing the cause, the foundations could not be stronger for this young Scot right now.
Released via London Label Brownswood, collabo’s are also available featuring the up & coming Ghostpoet, amongst others. Definitely worth a listen also.