Written by Paige
Illustrated by Audrey Byrne
Our latest Sounds of the Month playlist and accompanied article to keep you up to date with new releases by our favourite artists. Below is just a sneak peek, you can listen to the full playlist here.
Excited to be sharing some lovely sounds coming from March with Twentyhood this month! Combining tracks I listen to at home through to heavy bits that I have been or will be playing in upcoming mixes, showcasing some of my favourite artists and sounds right now. I hope you like them!
ERIKA DE CASIER – DRAMA
Copenhagen-based singer-songwriter Erika De Casier can do no wrong. Her latest release Drama is dreamy and nostalgic, perfect to listen to when you’re chilling at home (in this never-ending lockdown). If you haven’t already, check out her album, Essentials, and boiler room from last summer, you won’t look back!
JOSSY MITSU – PLANET J (EP)
I know this was released late February but I had to mention Jossy Mitsu’s debut EP, Planet J. This 4 track EP is insane bass heavy techno, I can’t stop playing it. Representing Birmingham, Jossy’s monthly Rinse FM show is not one to miss. Also with some amazing artwork by the talented Kerrie IRL. Top track: Turismo.
WALTON – REWIND RIDDIM
Heavy! Covid, go away so I can hear this on a soundsystem ASAP. With releases out on some of the best, including Ilian Tape, Tectonic and Hyperdub, Walton has a sound that compares to none. If you like it heavy then this new EP, Unknown Territories, is for you.
SIM – BIG MAC
Recently signed to Nervous Horizons (one of my fav labels who put on the best London warehouse parties), SIM’s first release gives me bassy gqom dancehall energy, meshing dancehall sounds with the upfront club sounds Nervous Horizons has been representing, with previous releases from TSVI, DJ Plead and more.
J WAX – THE WAY
J Wax is without a doubt one of my favourite upcoming producers and one to watch! I had to include his recent release as I haven’t stopped playing his music in 2021, especially his Blink EP released on Kouncil Kuts. This release combines his banging electro sounds with a soft vocal. Based in Scotland, J Wax is not only making the best bass driven electro but also co-runs Edinburgh collective, Palidrone.
CADENCE WEAPON FT. JACQUES GREENE – SENNA
Jacques Greene back again with some lovely production on this track with rapper Cadence Weapon, named after the famous race car driver “Senna”. I have been a fan of Canadian, Jacques Greene, since before I can even remember, his productions never disappoint. Check his recent live show in Montreal – the set up is insane!
INTERPLANETARY CRIMINAL – IN MY ARMS (COCO BRYCE REMIX)
Coming from the Netherlands, Coco Bryce brings an emotive take on jungle and breaks, fast and heavy. If you like, I would strongly recommend you check out Luv Aint EZ.
STONES TARO – CLOCKWORK DUB
An artist I have only recently discovered coming with a nice mixture of breaks, garage and dub. This track is !!! Think Outlook beach stage, dubby and perfect for sun.
You can listen to the full playlist on Spotify here.
Birmingham-born and London-based, Paige made her way into the music industry co-running the event and label, Night Service Records, working on previous events alongside the likes of Keep Hush. Her approach to DJing crosses genres frequently and plays around to break the boundaries between different genres from within the bass music spectrum, bringing in more breaks, techno and electro based sounds, drawing on her previous experience and acknowledging the clear divide between the two, having grown up in the Birmingham nightlife scene. Paige has regular shows on KINDRED radio and has guested on various other stations including Balamii and Threads. Also working creatively as a digital designer and visual artist, Paige focuses on creating graphic, animated and 3D visuals predominantly within the music industry and as the in-house designer at Night Service. Find her on Instagram and Soundcloud.
Edited by Stephanie Kleanthous