27-01-2012 | 16.23
A lot has happened in bass land over the past year and 2012 promises to be a surprising year as well. So surprising that it is beginning to be quite difficult to speak of labels like dubstep, house , post-step or witch-house, for that matter. It's an interesting time where artists like Joy Orbison and Burial
A good example of all this is Sepalcure, a project of two producers from New York with a different background. Travis Stewart (Machinedrum) and Praveen Sharma, also known as his house alter ego Braille, are combining their love for house, dub, 2-step beats and twisted R&B vocals from the 90s. The result is not only great but also self-evident: a combination that was meant to be.
Rumor has it that their cooperation is the result of boredom and serendipity. Sharma's girlfriend, artist Sougwen Chung - who is responsible for all the visuals of the group - was studying abroad. And like many men will know, without your woman hanging around all the time, there's plenty of space and time all of a sudden. Travis and Praveen used all of this to, you've guessed it right, make music.
Some tracks they produced in 2009, got into the hands of Mary Ann Hobbs (DJ and music journalist BBC1) and Paul Rose aka Scuba (DJ, producer and label owner) by accident. Two great EPs later, their debut album 'Sepalcure' got released on Paul Rose' label Hotflush in November 2011, just in time to appear in the many year lists of 2011.
For their European tour, which also takes them to Trouw, Sharma's girlfriend made a super nice promo video that you can watch on the right.