Wednesday 23rd April 2014
Hospital Records' Brazilian golden boy S.P.Y sent d&b heads the world over into a state of rapture two years ago when he dropped his expansive, soulful and technically breathtaking debut album 'What The Future Holds'. That record showcased his ability to move seamlessly from the sunny vibes of his homeland to the dark sounds of the d&b underground, and on the upcoming release 'Back to Basics Chapter One', S.P.Y returns with a pneumatic drill and a shovel to go deeper than ever.
A couple of weeks ago, the four-track 'Back to Basics Sampler EP' dropped as a vinyl-exclusive release, and if that's anything to go by, there's a lot to be excited about when the full album hits on April 28th. If you need any more convincing, here's what some of S.P.Y's peers had to say about it...
"One of my fave producers" - DJ Hype
"Carlos back to his filthy best" - Total Science
"There's only one S.P.Y" - Doc Scott
Have a taste of the tracks here:
'Cold Harsh Air' feat. Total Science & Grimm, a transatlantic collaboration which aims for musicality without any sunshine. Think less Brazilian summer, more London winter...
'Dusty Fingers' feat. Diane Charlemagne, a track inspired by a hard day's crate digging in North London...
'Brooklyn Dub', which has its origins in Brooklyn, and a beat drawing on breakdance and Afrika Bambaataa...
These tracks will feature alongside nine others on the full release of 'Back to Basics Chapter One', which is bursting with collaborations and new directions for a producer at the very top of his game.
Catch S.P.Y at this Friday's Detonate Festival Launch Party, where he is headlining alongside Goldie and Youngsta, with Break, Mumdance, Matt Jam Lamont, the Prototypes and more joining him at Stealth.
Click HERE to join the event.
Click HERE for tickets.