At Home With LWE: 15th May, 2020 - Relentless TakeoverFri 15th May
Relentless Energy are tireless in their pursuit for greatness, searching every club and festival for the best new sounds and artists. This week’s takeover features the broad spectrum of artists on their radar in 2020, from Barcelona based painters to new ventures from UKG legends.
Read below about Casey Spillman and Nautica from the brand’s ‘What’s Popping’ series - an insight into the up and comers in the house world.
Also featured are garage legends Matt Jam Lamont and Echelon who have just launched a joint venture - Undagrnd Freqz. As well as Smokey Bubblin B and Saoirse with new mixes to get you through yet another weekend in lockdown.
Saoirse - Groove Magazine Podcast
As a newly appointed Radio 1 Resident, it’s always going to be a special event when Saoirse graces the decks. Having grafted for years at her craft, it’s fair to say she’s a purist and perfectionist. Saoirse is confidently in control of her sound, the product of an already long and varied musical journey. Her interest in and comfort with such a range of genres means she is capable of effortlessly weaving sounds together, with equal measures of ease and style.
Smokey Bubblin B - Old Skool UKG Mix
Smokey ‘Bubblin’ B is one of, if not the most active DJ/Producers in the Garage scene with a career spanning over 8 years, releasing on the likes of Conducta’s Kiwi Rekords and more. Having collaborated with some of the finest names in the House & Garage scene such as Mind Of A Dragon, Evil B Vs BLive, DJ Hatcha and loads more, Smokey Bubblin B steps out with his latest mix for Hatcha’s newly founded National Hype Service (NHS) of old school UKG classics.
Echelon & Matt Jam Lamont - Undagrnd Freqz Label
Echelon has re-established his longstanding partnership with UKG royalty Matt Jam Lamont, and together they’ve fired up a brand new label, Undagrnd Freqz. Echelon & Matt’s production history goes back more than a decade and includes remixes and productions for the likes of Rosie Gaines, Craig David, Champion Records and many more. This project is about linking the past with the future, connecting new talent with established artists, and being an outlet to bring great Garage music to the world.
Charlotte Archer’s Art
Charlotte Archer is a Barcelona-based artist, originally from East London. She spent many years living in Ibiza which is where she decided to turn her love of painting into a full-time career. She boasts an ever-growing collection of music greats ranging from 2Pac, Erykah Badu and Goldie. Charlotte shared with us her playlist - Love’s Got Me High. Featuring music from Osunlade, Kerri Chandler, Moodymann, Omar S, Peggy Gou, Folamour and plenty more, it’s bound to get your creative juices flowing too. For more of Charlotte’s paintings head over to her website.
Casey Spillman has previously been referred to as a prodigy and it's no surprise, the Londoner has production skills way beyond his years. 2019 saw him sign an EP to INFUSE, the offspring label of FUSE. The Spillman sound is clearly being heard worldwide and big international names such as The Martinez Brothers have been showing his releases love in their sets too - most recently on the iconic DC10 terrace.
Under the moniker of Nautica, DJ/producer duo Josh Lewis and Caolan Savage are rising quickly onto the scene. Soulful, groove-laden Deep House cuts have become the pair's signature sound - forever drawing influence from both Chicago House and UK Garage with a hard hitting twist fit for the modern age.
Taking their sound to new heights, their journey so far has seen them rub shoulders with some of the industry’s biggest and best. Playing at venues across the UK and beyond, their infectious energy on the decks leaves ravers feeling fully immersed in the clubbing experience. Only a few years into their musical journey, it is undeniable that the future is definitely looking bright for the pair.