Influences: Loom

 

Loom returns to Gobstopper Records this week with London Ambient, his third release for the label! Informed by working in London record shops over the past two years, and also co-running the Acid Fantasy party, the EP sees Loom expanding on his experimental grime blueprint and pushing it in all sorts of bold new directions. The launch party takes place this Thursday at Miranda Bar and you can RSVP here.

To celebrate the release, Loom has put together this amazing Influences playlist for us. From Digital Mystikz and Horsepower Productions to Lee Moses and Gil Scott-Heron, dig in below.


London Ambient is out 24th November on Gobstopper Records. Pre-order it here.

Re-Animator - Return To E (Horsepower Productions Mix)

This is the best kind of garage – always from 2001, massive bass line and you can still hear production techniques from jungle/hardcore. I’ll still play this stuff now, not as a nostalgic thing, people just respond really well to it, especially DJing in London. UKG got kind of got shit after this.

  • Re-Animator - Return To E (Horsepower Productions Mix)

    This is the best kind of garage – always from 2001, massive bass line and you can still hear production techniques from jungle/hardcore. I’ll still play this stuff now, not as a nostalgic thing, people just respond really well to it, especially DJing in London. UKG got kind of got shit after this.

  • Burial - Endorphin

    Ten years on, I can comfortably say this is my favourite track. If you want to have a good laugh/die from cringing, read the YouTube comments for this one.

  • Lee Moses - Bad Girl

    Deep Soul BANGER. The chorus on this one, heavy. Came out in 1967, very rare, managed to get a bootleg on eBay for a tenner though. I listen to this probably once a month. Great horns and the vocal performance is mental.

  • Gil Scott-Heron - We Almost Lost Detroit

    I remember when I first heard this, I was 18, rejected from university, on the dole, making music all day and it was a fucking freezing winter. Not sure why any of that is relevant, but it totally is.

  • The Streets - Has It Come To This?

    Probably got into this album a few years after it came out, I was pretty young when it was released. It was the first album I listened to and properly related to. The production and lyrics were all there for me, the fact he wrote it in his bedroom as well, definitely gave me encouragement to start building tracks at home.

  • Underworld - Born Slippy

    The first dance track I got into as a kid, still an absolute banger. I think every club in the UK has had that kick drum rattling through it.

  • Nitro Deluxe - Let's Get Brutal

    The first record my mum gave me, the mood and production techniques still inform what I do now. Electro Classic.

  • Erik Satie - Gymnopédie No.1

    I want this played at my funeral. I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of this one, definitely the most powerful piece of music I’ve heard. In equal parts depressing and happy, weird.

  • Digital Mystikz - Ugly

    Kind of UKG/proto-Dubstep, the drums have the best movement I’ve heard, the rhythm is so vibey, really wants you to dance. I love this sort of stuff.

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