Based in Bristol, Sydney is emerging as an interesting and intriguing producer. He draws upon elements of broken beat, dub inspired elements notoriously associated with the city and music from his own heritage. This has been best showcased across two released for Black Acre, the forward thinking experimental label which has been responsible for the output of an eclectic array of material from the likes of Blue Daisy, Romare, Hyetal and more... The EP's are intricate and musically charged, drawing upon playful melody aplenty and driven percussion - the latter of which is most prevalent on the "Paraiso / Dahlia" EP...
Nature has the capacity to evoke a sense of creativity and self expression, from the dense greenery of the tropics through to the bleak abstract that is the desert and the mountains. In the greenhouse is a new series which asks greenfingered musicians to cite music with which they assosciate such a space...
Sydney explains his choices below:
"I’ve decided to venture into music that reflects earthy warm grooves, when there’s something I can’t put my finger on why it resonates with me. I study this everyday when producing, the analogue imperfections is similar to the variation of a plants structure, you can’t control it."
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The Mauskovic Dance Band - Analogue Fruit
"There are many reasons for choosing this band and this particular track, one because the name is spot on for the concept of this selection, another is that this band showcase a very nostalgic performance in all areas from their videos to their live shows. Analogue Fruit is a very hypnotic track with repetitive parts but because it’s played live you can hear the imperfections of the playing each time round, creating a very interesting groove; which I personally feel is more impressive than repeating perfectly. Another of those examples in which I can’t work out why I love it. They take influence from various genres around South America and the Caribbean e.g. Cumbia music which showcase this loose style."