None60 wind up to release a big new compilation at the end of the week entitled None of the Above, and we’re hyped to have the premiere of new Oliver Yorke track U No! Chanelling the autonomic spirit with a deep, halftime vibe, unusual percussion and rich synth work, this is a meditative trip down the leftfield side of 170BPM vibes. Wicked stuff. Hit up the None60 Bandcamp to grab the LP, and snap up the limited 12″ sampler which features this track!
We’ve been a big fan of Oliver Yorke’s releases over the last few years so we’re exceptionally pleased to be able to present an exclusive from his latest release for Silent Dust’s None60 imprint! Wanderer brings Yorke’s knack for eclectic sound design and detailed composition back to the table in an evolving take on gritty halftime. Heavy hitting beats and bass on the stark intro contrast with soft, spacey melodies which come to the fore as the tune progresses, and the result is a characteristically enveloping tune. One to lose yourself in…look for this very soon via the None60 Bandcamp store.
We’ve been waiting hopefully to hear more music from Oliver Yorke since we first discovered him via his rather excellent Into The Void EP for Vandal Ltd early last year, and thankfully the intervening time hasn’t blunted his talents any.
Oliver lands on Silent Dust’s None60 imprint with two absolutely beautiful slices of deep, experimental music which push the boundaries of the 170BPM template in new and interesting directions. Helion kicks things off with a selection of enthralling melodies, cinematic synth washes and precision percussion; there’s a hint of Photek to the drums and the composition is intricate without feeling hyperactive.
Flipside Kali plays with trap-esque hat rolls and a plodding kick-snare drum pattern, but fear not, this isn’t a half-arsed take on the trendy halftime hip-hop being put about by the likes of Ivy Lab. Once again we’re treated to rich bass and fantastic synth textures set to a head nodding groove. This one has a hint of the sultry to it without getting into “sexy R&B” cliches, and that’s quite a feat in and of itself.
Essential business once again from a really talented musician; check out the clips below and hit up the None60 Bandcamp to grab this one right now.
Oliver Yorke delivers the latest release for Vandal Records’ LTD imprint with a four track EP of spacey, atmospheric, experimental D&B. Into The Void provides the perfect intro, with trance inducing melodic touches and intricate beatwork building suspense as to what the rest of the collection might hold. On Your Mind keeps things deep, with pads and reverb laying the ground work for a twisting, echoing journey set to a half-time riddim. You could get lost in this one with ease.
Celestial Shadows provides the EP’s darkest track, focussing on rumbling sub and gnarly bass growls over a backbone of intricate percussive touches, though the temptation to turn this into a dancefloor smasher has been avoided – this is still a pretty deep composition, even with the extra bass weight. Last but not least, Cerebral heads back into space with arpegiated melodies and a splash of the autonomic vibe.
Overall this EP has incredible depth and vision, especially for a producer in a relatively early stage of their career. Check out the clips below and look for this dropping from Jan 12th.
It’s always a pleasant surprise when fresh new beats arrive in your inbox from a producer and label you’ve never heard of, and a doubly pleasant surprise when they’re as good as the latest release from Oliver Yorke for Italian imprint Retrospective Recordings.
Digital Native delivers intricate percussion in spades, set to a dark, brooding bassline and gloomy industrial soundscape work; minimal in tonal pallet but maximal in both impact and depth. Lose Yourself on the other hand goes in deeper, switching the hyperactive percussion out for a simpler groove with a little more roll and adding a tightly wound sub line with a touch of wobble for character.
Check out the beats below and watch out for the release dropping September 30th.