Every week, Bandwagon invites a guest to do a mix for us. Rather than a standard interview where the artist explains their influences, we figured it’d be more potent if you simply listened to the music.
We provide the context, they provide the sounds.
Phyla Digital producer Anomy has been one of the imprint's most hyped prospects in recent memory, and judging from his tracks and mixes online (alongside his stellar rep from his side-gig as a jazz drummer), its well-deserved. But as great as 2015 has been for him, 2016 looks to be his breakout year with his debut release as an electronic musician, a five-track EP entitled Hefty, forthcoming in January.
According to the man himself, "Hefty is an amalgamation of amen breaks, 808-style synthesised sounds, as well as samples from my own drum kit and jazz music that I have been listening to. The challenge was to incorporate these influences and sounds in my head into something palatable, yet aesthetically conscious and interesting. The end result, I feel, is a music that seeks out the organic in the electronic, while maintaining a sacred respect for the (sub)genres involved."
Going through drum & bass, trap, footwork and Afro-Cuban elements (amongst many others far-reaching infleunces), Hefty is an amazing release that promises to kick off 2016 on the right note for Singaporean music. Here, Anomy presents Bandwagon with an absolute beaut of a promo mix that coalesces his sound and influences as a producer into a rolling 65-minute package.
RP Boo - Speakers R-4 (Sounds) [Planet Mu]
Machinedrum - She Died There (Traxman Remix) [Planet Mu]
anomy - Pardon [Phyla Digital]
Mark Pritchard - Natty [Warp Records]
Africa Hitech - Do U Wanna Fight [Warp Records]
Machinedrum - Eyesdontlie (Sherwood & Pinch Clash Machinedrum Dub Fi Dub, Downtown, Uptown and All Around Town Remix) [Ninja Tune]
EAN - Burnt [Cosmic Bridge]
Ital Tek - East District [Atom River]
Boxcutter - Daylight Savings [Cosmic Bridge]
Silent Dust - Love Sundered (Sinistarr Remix) [None60]
Badawi - No Schnitzel (Machinedrum Remix) [The Index]
Subwave - Deadhead [Subwave Self-Released]
anomy - Split [Phyla Digital]
Daedelus - Platforming [Scion A/V]
Machinedrum - The $$$ [Machinedrum Self-Released]
Rockwell, Untold - Rekohu Sunrise [Critical Music]
Calibre - Archive [Metalheadz]
anomy - Hefty [Phyla Digital]
Tokyo Prose feat. Lenzman & Fox - Won't Let Me Go [Samurai Red Seal]
2D33P - Life As Emotion [DSCI4]
anomy - Mario [Phyla Digital]
Calibre - To And Fro [Signature Records]
THY LVE - What We Promise [Exit Records]
anomy - Izzarap [Phyla Digital]
Machinedrum - Back Seat Ho (Rustie Remix) [Ninja Tune]
SpectraSoul - Ish Chat [Shogun Audio]
Stray - Woozy [Stray Self-Released]
NCQL - Thinking About What I'm Not [Inperspective Records]
Vijay, Iyer & Mike Ladd - Terminal City [Pi Recordings]
Anomy will be dropping his debut EP, Hefty, via Phyla Digital in early January 2016. If you like what you hear, you can also catch him at Good Times NYE Partay this coming Thursday.