Spider Plant goes old school with his new release, ‘Mountain’. The producer delves into a new area of music production and rises with a baroque-style electronic fused cocktail, one we were not expecting but a track which we have been clinging to since its arrival!
The producer incorporates modern sounds with a nostalgic foundation, and the result is breathtaking. It is difficult not to sway to the relaxing aura the track emits, and it’s proof that Spider Plant can just about turn his hand to anything.
Hello, Kingdumb, Let’s talk about your new single, ‘Best Friend’, what is the meaning?
The track touches on a few things but the key message is that I’m apologising to someone who was close to me. We had different ways of handling things and we just got caught up in a bit of a storm. The track touches on mental health too which is something that is close to my heart and something a lot of people still don’t understand. I think there’s a lot of education and work to do on awareness which is happening now more than ever, but there’s still a long way to go.
Which artists in the current industry inspire you the most?
That’s a hard question, there are many drum and bass artists who I think are amazing at what they do and that scene has some of the most talented music makers on the planet. But in terms of popular music, I’d have to say Pharrell Williams and The Prodigy. Dizzee Rascal is mad talented as well he has done some amazing work.
What is the best thing about being a producer in 2022?
Probably the access to technology and markets. Social media means we can directly communicate with people who follow us and it’s super easy to post online about anything you are doing.
Is there a certain place you often go to write? E.g a certain room, or environment?
I mostly write in my studio which houses everything I need, but if the sun is out sometimes I like to produce in the garden. I’ve been known to go to coffee shops to make music too. I’ve definitely also produced in the car on long journeys!
What is your first memory of music?
The earliest I think is probably hearing an Indian soundtrack for a film called ‘1942 Love Story’. I think that’s my earliest memory but there were a few key moments like hearing ‘Charly’ by The Prodigy and ‘Super Sharp Shooter’ by DJ Zinc when I was really young. Those two tracks shaped my musical tastes big time.
Spider Plant, the British electronic songwriter, has given us a present in the form of his new single, ‘Day In.’ It’s the follow-up to the producers’ last work, ‘Welcome,’ which was released earlier in 2022.
The London-based songwriter strikes with ardour on this track, and his quality seeps through immediately. The path is calm and peaceful, and the soundtrack transports us far from our seats. Furthermore, Spider Plant has us completely intrigued, and his musical creation is riveting, leaving us hungry for more when it’s over.
Check it out below. Also, be sure to follow Spider Plant on Instagram here.
We cannot refuse a vibe, and it is coming from Kingdumb’s latest delivery, ‘Lion In My Heart’. The rapper and producer from the UK are roaring here, and he provides the energy with a sound that stands out instantly!
Motivational with its aura, ‘Lion In My Heart’ is the antidote for all those looking for a kick! It starts with vitality, and the passion does not waiver as Kingdumb progresses through his performance. The beat taps with eagerness, and the synth sounds loop around the mix with pleasing texture!
Lyrically, Kingdumb is a poet, and his story tells us that anything is possible; it is a track about mindset and Kingbumb blazes with his delivery.
With his latest release, ‘Welcome’, Spider Plant sends a shockwave through the electronic music scene. Also, the new release from the British native is medicine to the ears for those looking for something a little different!
It all gets underway with the sound of rain pelting down outside. A piano arrangement emerges from the mix, accompanied by an electronic digital loop that rattles the speakers in all the right ways. The path is inviting, and Spider Plant keeps us on our toes throughout by introducing a lot of structural shifts as the song advances.
Mujinzo, the Australian based musician, uses a unique blend of acoustic and electronic components to create a getaway from current mayhem. He avoids the orthodoxy of contemporary music and instead takes an immediately indenting path.
‘Delhi Station Drift,’ his latest single off the same-named EP, is a melodic joy, with many structural shifts and styles colliding to create a soundscape unlike any other. The route is memorable, and it ushers him into a new realm, with the EP’s four other tracks solidifying his place in history.
Kingdumb is back, and he drops electronic hooks and hip hop beats like there is no tomorrow. His new EP, ‘Fruity,’ caught our curiosity from the time it arrived in our mailbox, and we’ve been stuck on it ever since!
Each track on this EP exemplifies the level of quality that this producer/songwriter has up his sleeve. His melodies are infectious, and he illustrates why he is one of the most exciting new producers to emerge from the UK in recent years. Also, ‘Fruity,’ is peppy and brings back an old school vibe that should never have departed!
The Mad Game are an electronic two-piece whose song “Funny” is pleasing electronic music listeners worldwide. The duo is still in the early stages of their career, and it’s always exciting to hear a track from a band on the verge of something big.
The song’s title suggests that the track is amusing. It is indeed! But not in the form of criticism, considering that the pair appear to have sought this reaction. Furthermore, the noises are frequently humorous, but a serious demeanour emanates from the music, making it an exciting delight for new listeners.
It begins with a gripping beat rhythm and a strangely throbbing synth drop. It has lost its high frequency and now emits a pleasant glow that is difficult to resist. In addition, a female vocal lead appears in the opening stanza, paving the way for the rest of the song.
The Mad Game cleverly incorporate their own vocals into the mix, which blend well with the primary female lead. Furthermore, the melodies flawlessly complement the beat of the music, resulting in an earworm that you will have a hard time getting out of your head once it ends. The music develops in excitement as well, and just when you think it’s going one way, it reroutes and creates a massive instrumental bridge that would shake speakers at even the most prominent festivals.
German-based Roberto Bates is back, and he sounds as potent as ever with his new EDM release ‘Fire Walk With Me’.
The track features vocalist VIOLA, and between them, they smash through the industry noise with vigour. The flow is captivating with a soundscape that grips like a bikers mitt. It finds influence from 80’s gems, but it does not sound like a replica of anything which has come before.
Soaked in ethereal synth hooks, ‘Fire Walk With Me’ drives with passion. Also, the vocal from VIOLA is inspirational.
You can take a listen to ‘Fire Walk With Me’ below.