Swedish singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Alexander Sjödin doesn’t fit most of the archetypes associated with electronic music. Recording under the name Sailor & I he mines a territory that brings to mind the melancholic, ambitious and richly orchestrated songwriting of Sigur Ros or Bon Iver, as much as the deep Balearic techno class of DJ-producers such as Solomun and Dixon. And yet it’s all done in such a way that you’re liable to hear his music crop up in the sets of unashamed populists like Pete Tong and Eric Prydz. He is that rare creature, a serious, boundary-pushing producer who has the common touch.
With the support he’s gained and his billings at renown events such as Afterlife (Ibiza), Womb (Tokyo) and shows across the world; Alexander Sjoden now readies his debut album on Skint/BMG with support already from Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart, Pete Tong, Mixmag and tastemakers far & wide.Read More
‘To Reinvision’ is a collective interpretation of the duo’s catalogue to date and runs the gamut from Nick Cave’s balladry to Trentmoller’s drum and base tinted electronica.
TOYDRUM: "For ‘To Reinvision’ we let a lot of friends, peers and people we love to work with explore our songs,” explains James Griffith, one half of Toydrum. “Steve Mason, for instance, took an instrumental and, with Tom Gray from Gomez, turned it into a full song,” adds Pablo Clements. “Others took snippets and made whole new tracks from them. We also invited label mates Joel Wells and Abi Wade to cover a song of their choice. It was a green light to do what they wanted.
British beat-maker Jacob Plant has been budding in the scene over the past two years with a bevvy of genre-bending releases and festival stops around the world. This time, the young artist has teamed up with fellow UK-based reggae artist Stylo G to release their inaugural collaboration “Bike Engine,” out now on Skint.
Originally premiered during Plant’s Tomorrowland set this summer in Belgium, “Bike Engine” features Stylo G’s gruff vocals that narrate a story of summer lust laid over Plant’s groovy beat with raw and rhythmic bass plucks. “Bike Engine” is a dancehall anthem guaranteed to rev up any crowd - whether it be during sunset at a pool party, the festival mainstage or the peak hour at a nightclub. Combining sounds characteristic of reggae, house and dancehall, this track blends some of today’s most popular genres into a unique summer banger.Read More