I was thinking of scrapping these electronic crate digs during the week. I have already overturned this brainwave and here is the 8th edition. I just can’t escape the fact that I love downtempo electronic music! I really enjoy finding the best and most hidden gems every Friday. I will keep going with this for the foreseeable.
I met Theo around 18 months ago on a drinking session down in Brick Lane, London. I was out on the town with one of my close friends and we got chatting to a collection of people outside a bar. Theo Varda was one of them. We have been in touch ever since and I am delighted to be able to share his debut single ‘Midnight Truffler’ up on the site tonight.
This tune was assembled whilst Varda was on a high point after a house party. He constructed this track in a state of trance, using an assortment of random samples and sounds. He has no further recollection of making this tune. It is a wild journey consisting of trippy beat-work and intense elements. Think, Axel Boman, on speed! Class!
German producer Mindsight has just released this absolute booming monster this afternoon. This is one heavy piece of music and I am absolutely in love with it! The slap of the kick, the roar of the bass and the subtlety of the arpeggios that ripple through this make it a gem. I’m not overly keen on the synth build-up in the middle but by god, that drop had me going again. This is dark, moody and dramatic.
To think I was actually considering dropping the crate digging article? On this evidence, my decision to carry on is warranted. What a bop.
Bringing the pace down a little bit now, we have a peaceful little collaborative production from German artists Dopeman and Daddy Who. This little tranquil soundscape is definitely a positive thing to come out of this lockdown. Fairplay to these lads, I like this one a lot. Quite similar in style to Russian genius ‘Kicktracks’ in it’s languid and lazy style. Lovely work.
*The name Daddy Who made my nervous, I expected a couple of horrid rap verses to come in. It certainly sounds like a rap alias. Thankfully, he’s not.*
Our second feature of French producer Godford. Better Place was released today and I couldn’t resist putting it up here. This Parisian beat-maker is turning heads with solid opening compositions. I have been listening to each release intently so far and it seems they don’t have many kinks in their armory. This one is yet another well executed piece that deserves a listen. The debut single ‘Can’t Get Over You‘ is a tasty little ear-worm. Better Place follows in the same vein.
Planetarium is a really intense track from American producer Hare In Flight. It got me moving last week when I heard it first on one of my trawls through the inbox. I think this one is a good solid tune if you are in a really hyperactive mood, otherwise, it might just get on your nerves. Thankfully, I was in a hyper mood when I heard it. The more I listen to it, the more it grows in stature.
Check out this week’s interview with Billy Nomates here.
I caught up with New York’s Ollie Chanin last week. He is fresh off a collaboration with Eminem. If you still have some reading left in your eyes, check that one here.
Check out more Crate digging here.
About ‘The Sound Sniffer’
The Sound Sniffer is a music blog which is still only a baby – Founded and run by Kevin Coakley in early 2019. He is a music writer and ghostwriter. ‘The Sound Sniffer’ also runs gigs and showcases in London since Oct 2019. The showcases are picked from artists we find in our submissions inbox.