MENU Brownswood electr*c Album Launch Party // 15-07-10

Brownswood electr*c Album Launch Party // 15-07-10

June 14, 2010

A handful of our favourite new artists from the electronic arena join us in London to celebrate the release of Brownswood electr*c…

Rockwell is a mainstay of the Critical stable with releases forthcoming on Shy FX’s Digital Soundboy imprint, Shogun Audio and the magnificent Darkestral label. He has very quickly established himself as one of the breakthrough artists of 2010 via a string of D&B cuts imbued with the revolutionary spirit and personality that characterized the golden breakbeat era of the 90s.

George Fitzgerald instils warm atmospherics, Motor City hooks and effortless UKG shuffle into his music, conjuring the same hypnotic ebb and flow that earned Joy Orbison global props in 2009. The fact that his first 12” outings are with Scuba’s Hotflushtwo imprint speaks volumes.

Letherette flip melodious MPC chops and loping drums with consummate ease. Bumpy as hell, they’ve already remixed for Machinedrum and Bibio (on Warp Records) and ‘Blad’ – exclusive to Brownswood electr*c – is a certified GP Worldwide anthem. This is their live London debut – you’re not ready.

Eliphino is a new name on the Worldwide underground. Rooted in the hip hop aesthetic his output for Firstword Records showcased Dilla-esque tendencies but a recent tempo twist has thrown up some awesome club tracks on a house/bruk/garage tip, including ‘Let Me Love You Forever’ as featured on Brownswood electr*c and ‘Don’t Try Be’.


Compiled by Alex Stevenson (one third of London-based DJ/producers Patchwork Pirates and assistant to Gilles Peterson) and proudly featuring cover art by KARBORN, Brownswood electr*c celebrates the spirit of invention and commitment to experimentation intrinsic to the Worldwide underground in the face of the fusion and hybridity that characterizes contemporary sound system culture. The boundaries between so-called “hip-hop”, “house”, “techno”, “dubstep” and “drum & bass” have never been so blurred, and it’s at these crossings, junctions and awkward intersections where the most inspiring and stirring sound clashes occur. These are the sounds that we commemorate on Brownswood electr*c – the music that occupies the grey areas… that lives in the spaces in between… that falls between the gaps.

Brownswood electr*c drops on 28th June on CD/download supported by a 12” featuring two killer cuts from rising stars B. Bravo and Eliphino.