Still incredibly-early in his career, French/American-born producer and singer Speelburg already seems to have the who’s-who of the industry firmly at his feet. Already heralded by the likes of Zane Lowe, alongside Radio 1 DJs Phil Taggart, Huw Stephens, Gilles Peterson and Tom Ravenscroft, the youngster (real name Noah Sacré) first hit our radar with Aubrey back in late-summer – quickly making his mark as someone who’s shunned house in favour of melancholic lo-fi electronica beats.
Featuring some swirly, haunting vocals, Aubrey‘s follow-up Kline took things slightly further – an almost ‘big-band’-inspired cut, that once again proved our theory that if you throw some horns on a track, it’s pretty-much destined for some form of success…. and it was Kline that made Lowe et al sit-up-and-take-notice, thanks in part to the epic track’s climatic conclusion.
Coupled with Speelburg’s wonderful remix of Bondax’s Something Good back in November, Speelburg’s unique fusion of genres definitely dangles a carrot over to what’s set to come over the next year – he’s relocated to the UK (Brighton) and there’s certainly some huge British influences in his output, no less thanks to the impressive quality of exports the UK’s music scene has been creating over the past couple of years. Whether you’re an indie fan, or more into alternative styles (or even the aforementioned house offshoots), there’s something in Speelburg that’ll appeal to many – think Jamie XX, James Blake and Mount Kimbie, and you’re probably on the right lines.
Solid stuff indeed!