Listen To This: One Last Night On Earth

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I recently stumbled upon Speaker of the House and was immediately hooked with his brand of deep house.

Philadelphia native Dylan Orvell, has a magic touch and his remixes of ‘Human Contact‘ and ‘Drunk‘ by Ed Sheeran have been in rotation for months. 

His latest spin is on ‘One Last Night On Earth‘ by Dada Life and it is everything you would expect from a Speaker of The House offering. It’s subtle, smooth and has a distinctly shimmering undertone.

I can’t to hear more from him!

Interview: WaterMark High

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Photo Credit – Adrian Eramus

I recently caught up with Paul van der Walt who is behind Watermark High to find out more about his latest 5-track EP, ‘For Good’ and what his plans in the industry are.

Who are your musical influences?

I’d say my three main music influences at the moment are Lapalux, Prefuse 73 and Bonobo.

How would you describe your sound?

On a very basic level I guess you could say it’s a mixture of instrumental hip-hop and experimental electronica.

How do you feel your sound has progressed with each EP release?

I think I’ve just been building on the foundations set by my previous work. The latest EP is a progression and just a more refined sound I think.

What were the main influences behind ‘For Good’?

I guess I just wanted to refine my existing sound as mentioned earlier, but to also try some new things.

What would you like to achieve in the music industry?

Just to be able to connect with people through my music and to offer them something different.

Last but not least, what is next for you?

I’m already working on some new music and planning my next release. I’m also busy working on a new live set. I’m hoping to be out and playing again from around July/August this year.

Watch This: Desire

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Photo Credit – Platform Online

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of BBC Radio 1 and their Live Lounge sessions. They take the top artists of the moment and give them a new / old / classic / fun song to cover. The results are always interesting and sometimes better than the original.

It spawned some of favourite covers, including Kygo and Parson’ James spin on Tove Lo’s ‘Habits’, The Maccabees, take on ‘Lean On’ by Major Lazer, James Bay’s spin on Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney’s ‘Four Five Seconds’ and Ed Sheeran with an old classic by Christina Aguilera, with ‘Dirrty’.

Rock band Wolf Alice recently took to the Live Lounge to cover one of my favourites, ‘Desire’ by Years and Years. The result was a stripped down, rock styled, haunting and ethereal take on the electro and synth packed original.

I can’t wait to hear more from Wolf Alice!