Last month I wrote about the March’85 compilation Tracks 4 My Mom, which featured an acid track from Arctic. Well he is at it again, this time with his own Shook EP on Coyote Records. This release sits in the grime realm. I wanted to catch up with Arctic, whose been on my blog many times. So I hit up my Australian buddy and organized this new Disco Droppings interview. I take you inside his recent artist activities, which include collaborations with Seattle local Kid Smpl, London’s Rinse.fm and the DJ/producer Brackles.
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It’s been quite the weekend. My friends and I have been expanding our horizons and goin’ on all sorts of adventures. It became very clear to me that everyone is writing a story. The way you go about your life, and the energy you put out has a profound effect, dramatically presenting itself. I thought about the story I’m writing, and the stories artists all over the world are bringing into existence. At just 18 years old, the UK’s Karma Kid is already building a lovely musical narrative. His It’s Always single, released via Bondax’s Justus Recordings glides around effortlessly, and I love the mindset created with this track. Anyone who caught my set opening for Jacques Renault at Q will have heard this one in all it’s glory. Radio 1 has been friendly to Karma Kid, with Annie Mac showcasing his guest mix and hyping up his release last year. Rinse.fm‘s Monki also got a 30 minute guest mix from this dude, which you can listen to here. The wonderful track “Lust, Love” is available for free via XLR8R.
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