UK jazz singer Jazz Morley enters the realms of electro-soul in ‘Safe Place’.
The song considers the idea of Jazz moving back to her seaside hometown of Bournemouth, to escape the stresses of city life;
‘This is a love song written about where I live and who I have in my life. It marks a shift in my own mental health, happiness and creativity. Being a full-time musician, life can be exciting, spontaneous and hugely rewarding but also chaotic, unpredictable and at times, unstable. For the first time in my life, I am happy with who I am, and where I reside – next to the sea, along the beautiful Dorset coastline.’
Los Angeles-based resident, Jason Gaffner, creates danceable, disco-funk tunes with highly emotional content.
His latest release is called ‘Feel Something’, and it’s written about how just one person can make you drop your barriers and learn to love again.
In a bid to get to grips with how Jason manages to balance vulnerability in his music with upbeat vibes, we asked him to put together a playlist for us comprised of his current, favourite songs.
Drona & Nanok – Horizons I love this song because it really hooked me almost instantly with the vocal production and bass tones.
TV Noise – Think feat Jessame Just has so much going on that I like. Great vocal production and really cool samples. Fun & funky gets me every time! haha : )
Sam Padrul – Hold On Me feat Mammals I might me a little biased because I played all the sweet funky guitars on this track, but I think it came together wonderfully. Very good for wrapping up summer.
Jazz Morley – Take Me Down (New Immunity Remix) Kind of has that looking off into the sunset driving down the coast vibe to it.
THANKS – Dizzy Like Justice meets Daft Punk— what’s not to like? Will be doing some music with these guys in the future as well! : )
Ark Patrol – Trouble feat. Josh Rubin Like when you’re wandering aimlessly through a quiet neighborhood on a summer night.
Farleon – Tell Me feat. Jason Gaffner Yes. Shameless self promotion. But really I think this is a song that will be around for summers to come. I envision this in some sort of 2017 Ray Bans commercial with lots of beautiful beach shots.
Iman Omari – Take Away feat. Good Joon Love that guitar line. Seriously so dope. We were in the studio trying to figure out if that was a real guitar or a synth for like 3 hrs the other day haha
Lenno – All Eyes On Us I really don’t understand how this has only 13k plays on soundcloud. I’m perturbed by this fact haha. Anyways LOVE this track. Lenno and I are also working on some music together!
SOHN – Signal Really this song is just fucking awesome on so many levels. Vibessss : )
After moonlighting as a prolific producer to pop stars (Rita Ora, Lapsley), Draper is finally breaking as a solo artist.
We decided to have a chat with the UK-based multi-instrumentalist.
For those of you who don’t know you, tell us a bit more about yourself and how you got into music.
I was born in France, grew up in London, and when I was about 16 I wanted to find out how drums and synths were made electronically so I did! I taught myself everything from the ground up, it took a while…
You are a songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist. Tell us the pros and cons of each.
Song writing is the best, there’s nothing like creating something from absolutely nothing, it’s massively exciting.
Producing is great because you can make someone else’s writing a reality, which can be hugely challenging at times but also very rewarding.
Playing instruments is something I don’t do enough of, I write ‘in the box’ meaning I do almost all instrumentation on the computer, I would love to have a studio with a wide variety of hardware that I can jam on, much more fun than sequencing midi.
Describe your sound in three words.
Eclectic synth party
What was it like working with Jazz Morley on her new track?
Really great, she’s an awesome song writer and I love her vocal tone!
Where do you cite your musical influences from?
All over the place, there’s not really one specific one, when I hear something that inspires me I find a way to use the same techniques (never copy).
We love new music at Indietronica. What new music are you listening to?
I’ve been listening to Flume‘s new single a lot, I find him a real inspiration because his sound pushes producer technique ‘norms’, I’d love to see him live too.
Sounds like: Pistol Shrimp, Passion Pit, The Maccabees