Daily Discovery is a new daily feature that will highlight a new or recently discovered artist that we’re excited about. We start with British producer Emerson Twin, who released a concept album of sorts towards the end of last year, and is premiering his remix of Four Tet’s “Angel Echoes” on Pigeons & Planes today.
Emerson Twin originally emailed me submitting an entire album that he was giving away on Soundcloud. Often, a little-known artist giving this much of their work away is a representation of its quality, or lack thereof, but as soon as I read in the email that the tracks had been supported by Scratcha DVA and Two Inch Punch, not to mention been played on Hyperdub’s Rinse FM show, I was intrigued. And Emerson Twin’s Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album did not disappoint.
After a brief intro track, “2966 Impala” goes straight for the jugular with booming bass and jagged, bright synth-work that fans of Rustie will surely appreciate. A wide variety of different sounds and styles appear across the album, and Emerson Twin’s talents also extend to the remix game, with edits of Kendrick Lamar and James Blake on his Soundcloud, not to mention the fantastic Four Tet remix which we are happy to premiere today.
“Angel Echoes” was the opening track from Four Tet’s 2010 album There Is Love In You, and Emerson Twin has built on the original’s gentle melodies, turning out a hard-hitting remix with futuristic hip-hop bounce. Listen below.