Source: Blackdown Soundbwoy
Clustering: it’s a word that keeps coming into my life recently.
Beneath, Visionist and Wen are a cluster of producers that I’m especially excited by right now, all of them mining a really compelling seam of dark, 130ish beats. In a second connected cluster you could also look at how Wen, Visionist and Logos are making grimey 130ish beats but while Visionist, Logos and Beneath have had some press coverage, I suspect Wen will be new to many.
In the last year, I’ve become increasingly convinced the purpose of our Rinse show is to give some exposure to new & emerging producers on our wavelength. Many of the producers that we played when we first joined Rinse and those we knew before now have international profiles & insanely successful brands. Their press officers send us their music: that’s not to say that we will or wont play their music, but things like that make me feel like others need what we have to give more right now…