CREWDSON is Hugh Jones, a musician and producer who, following his first two releases last year, 'Dust EP' and the full length 'Gravity' drew huge acclaim from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Clash, XLR8R, Time-Out, BBC, Future Sequence, Electronic Beats & The FADER.
Gravity Remixes EP is a collection of remixes of material from the album, commencing with a punchy, vocal led original entitled 'Bent Measure'.
Label mates and afro-kraut experimentation unit Snorkel take on the beatific minimalism of ʻCascadeʼ and turn it into a Battles-like stomper, complete with bonus trombones. Alphabets Heaven tackles the skittish behaviour of ʻDust Crawlersʼ, turning it into a soulful post-hip-hop number.
Tom Skinner, aka Hello Skinny, now of the Slowfoot parish, deconstructs the big-beat-meets-sax- solo monster ʻElectric Wingʼ - into the intro theme for an Amiga game that never was.
Bambooman's trademark late night dust and intimate chill is brought to the party on ʻTrapdoorʼ. Meanwhile Chesterʼs Real brings his punchy, soulful take on UK garage to Crewdsonʼs own punchy, soulful take on UK garage.
"...curious listeners will find music of great quality, including the excellent ‘Cascade’, re-mixed coincidentally by Snorkel." [Terrascope]
"...there are rhythms here made out of water-plops, sax samples that bubble through glitches, an incredibly crisp and airy approach to production - as in, even the chiptune wibbles sound fresh. Genuinely interesting." [Drowned In Sound]
"If you're in anyway inclined to smartly crafted, delicately honed leftfield electronica with a pop-base, you cannot get much better than this; and if not, this is the place to be introduced." [The 405]
"...some impressively experimental production at work here." [Shout4music]
Influenced by post-dubstep, lo-fi house, and trip-hop, 1five1’s sound draws from iconic outfits like Portishead, even as she completely pushes her own distinctive beats and textures into sophisticated spaces beyond those original inspirations. Bandcamp Album of the Day Dec 13, 2018