Recently I discovered great music via the intersection of Gilles Peterson’s Instagram feed and Spotify; this time around it’s listening to Gilles Peterson’s BBC Radio 6 Music show and then finding free downloads on Soundcloud.
Louis Futon appear to be a hilariously named young duo from Philadelphia who, in their own words, like to bump. I’m not really sure how to describe their stuff. When he played it Gilles described this remix of Shoulda Known by GANZ as
Trappy, beaty, instrumental hip hop
But if you’re still not sure, I’d say it’s like a disco-y dubstep take on acid hip hop. Or something.
Whatever, it’s bloody amazing and is going to my tune of the summer.
In one of those weird coincidences that seem to happen more and more these days, probably due to the network effect of the internet, their record label, Llucid, is Australian. I’m looking forward to hearing more of their stuff, as well as more from Louis Futon and GANZ, particularly as I think the GANZ remix is better than the original, and certainly superior to the (slightly elevatory) Kruisemode version.