Tuesday 23rd July 2013
The Bristolian beatsmith, whose uniquely haunting and beautifully nuanced take on dubstep has established him as the king of downtempo, is back with new album ‘Tides’.
Featured on the UKF Dubstep channel, lead-off single 'Storm' (Ft. Jess Mills) has already racked up more than a quarter of a million views on YouTube.
Never afraid to wear the trip-hop heritage of his hometown firmly on his sleeve, Phaeleh’s latest release pushes the boundaries of his earlier sound to breaking point, its dubstep foundation finessed still further and expanded to touch different tempos and all new vibes. But rest assured, while the sound evolves around it, the trademark melancholic atmosphere is as pristine and vital as ever.
By his own admission, Phaeleh made music that he wanted to hear for this album, freeing himself from structural and stylistic expectation, but if there is one man whose ears you should completely trust, it is him – Phaeleh is a classically-trained musician, so it is no surprise that his productions have always had a lush, cinematic sheen, but with so much time and success in the underground scene under his belt, this is a man who knows exactly what it takes to keep the bass heavy, no matter what sonic explorations take place on top of it.
Check out the entire album in this YouTube playlist:
Words: Joe Ponting