Plastic Platform: C18 Kid Smpl
The Plastic Platform series has been on something of a globe-trotting adventure over recent weeks, and we continue this form for C18 by heading to the West Coast of the US, with a superb electronic mix by Seattle's Kid Smpl.
However his introspective, spacious, beat-driven aesthetic almost sounds as if they're concocted in a Zone 3 London tower-block, hanging under a weed-and-smog-haze; though conversely, Joey Butler (the real name) successfully articulates his own idiosyncrasies to create something with a strong sense of sui generis.
The mix very much reflects this, and features some fresh material from the man himself (fresh to our ears at least). An EP titled Escape Pod is out now to buy on Hush Hush Records - and you can stream the EP here.
- Synkro - Everybody Knows (Slowed)
- Kid Smpl - Relief (Hush Hush)
- JusMoni x WD4D - Tattoo (Kid Smpl Remix) (Forthcoming Care Package)
- Kid Smpl - Escape Pod Hush Hush)
- Kid Smpl - Star Ocean (Hush Hush)
- Kid Smpl - But I Don't (Hush Hush) Kid Smpl - Medic (dub)
- Drake - Make Me Proud ft. Nicki Minaj (Kid Smpl Remix) (Free DL)
- Kid Smpl - Heart (dub)
- DJ Wilout ft. DJ Uniique - I Got That Bomb (Free DL)
- Stay+ - Eyes ft. NO CEREMONY/ / / (Free DL)
- Sangam - Benny Banks (Sangam Cold Streets pt. 2 Bootleg) (Free DL)
- VVV - More Or Less (dub)
- Shontelle - Impossible (DJ Sliink Remix) (Slowed)
Following Casiokids' Bergen inspired mix from last week was always going to be difficult, but the rather awesome Cristina Checa from Granit has stepped up to the challenge with this 45 minute chunk of brilliance. Granit might not be a familiar name to you right now, but if they continue to release brilliant EP's such as their recent self-titled one, then that's sure to change soon. [read more]