There’s not a whole lot of Irish producers making dubstep-tinged garage and UK funk but 21 year-old Frank Sweeney is one Dubliner impressing with his recent tracks, recalling the likes of Burial, Mount Kimbie; producers at the forefront of future music in the UK.
Another young man, this time 19 year-old Aidan Wall, who also records under the moniker Porn On Vinyl, has released his debut album Teenage Elders for free download. It’s filled with bedroom-made lo-fi electronica and chiptune tracks.
TV On The Radio member and producer of Scarlett Johansson, Dave Sitek returns with his own collaborative project featuring guest turns from his fellow band mates, David Byrne, Little Dragon, Karen O and Theophilus London. An album is coming in August and you can hear two tracks right now.
Sure to be divisive in London’s underground dubstep scene where producers Skream and Benga originally forged their reputation, I Need Air is essentially a mainstream take on dubstep-influenced electro which will sound massive in big arenas the world over, whether you dig it or not.