Taking over today’s At Home With blog is one of house music’s brightest newcomers, Jake Stewart aka 1-800 GIRLS.
With a background performing in various new wave inspired bands, it was a seamless transition to electronic music as Jake hit the ground running in 2017 with the huge self-released lofi hit ‘U, Me and Madonna'. Pushing a distinct sound rooted in lush, dreamy melancholy, the London-based artist has followed up with notable EPs on Clipp.art, Shall Not Fade and it’s sublabel, Lost Palms, where he enjoyed one of this summer's most standout releases, a sun-kissed 5-tracker titled ‘Slipping’.
Jake’s pick of mixes, releases and more include Otik, Omar S, Oneohtrix Point Never, Luke Abbott, Brian Eno and David Gibson.
By far my favourite mix of 2020 so far, Otik’s lobster theremin podcast is an unforgettable hour of slick, high energy percussives packed full with all the emotion and drive I always crave from a set. He really blew me away with this one, I’ve listened countless times and still to this day wish it was longer! His production is also something really special, go check him out - one to look out for in the future 1000%!
Who doesn’t love Omar S? It was hard not to pick this one, This mix is everything I’ve always loved about Omar S, sassy grooves, crispy drums & catchy vox. The perfect set to get your boogy on to. Timeless.
Firstly wow, this track has maybe the best music video I’ve ever seen. It’s terrifying but beautiful at the same time, how often do you get to say that? The track itself I’ve had on repeat for the last month, Daniel Lopatin constantly amazes and I love the use of those classic Roland D50 string sounds in this. I’m also a sucker for a vocoder, so this one captivates me from start to finish, amazing.