Taking over today’s At Home With LWE we welcome rising stars Kiara Scuro. Set to play at this year’s postponed edition of Junction 2, the UK duo have been making waves consecrating themselves as the next big thing in electronic music. In this edition of At Home With LWE, and spanning across decades and artforms, today’s blog features the likes of Jada Heart, Robert Leiner, Marie Montexier, Kessler, FJAAK, and Bernadine Evaristo, revealing a 360-degree insight into the musical and literary influences of ones-to-watch Kiara Scuro.
Since this mix from Jadu Heart came out on STW (slightly biased) I have not stopped listening to it. It’s made up entirely of unreleased tracks and demos from the duo, and takes in such a wide breadth of sounds from lo-fi bedroom beats to psych rock and dream pop. One of those mixes you could just put on repeat, over and over and over...
A mix I love to listen to a lot is Marie Montexier’s HÖR show from 2019. It flows beautifully as all her mixes do, and feels super uplifting. It’s full of tribal and esoteric sounds that make me day dream.
This is the second V/A release from a new label out of Manchester called Left, Right & Centre, which is an extension of their party. Their sophomore release, Right Place, Wrong Time, is a mix of UK techno and Jungle and it slaps so hard. It's out at the end of this week but you can hear the opener from Rotterdam-based producer Kessler, which gives you a taste of what the label's all about...
An all time favourite release of mine is Aqua Viva from Robert Leiner. It has elements of trance and acid but without too much intensity. I’m most drawn to music that creates an atmosphere and his whole sound is based on this.
My mum bought me Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo for my birthday which I've just started reading. I'm completely engrossed and I'm taking every opportunity I can to pick it up. It follows the lives and stories of 12 Black women in the UK, exploring identity and painting a picture of contemporary Britain.
I really enjoyed watching FJAAK’s recent Resident Advisor feature video, it was inspiring to watch as someone who's recently begun learning music production. They discuss the creative process and how the technical side can be intimidating, but the main focus should be enjoying making your own sounds without thinking too hard about the outcome.