The Slow Revolt - Orange Blue

While a good conversation is necessary in getting to know any person, whether a new friend or an artist, musical taste can often provide an intimate, revealing lens with which to explore an unfamiliar acquaintance.

London singer/producer the Slow Revolt was an unknown name to us before we were passed the mix you’re about to check out. After listening to a collection that includes cool edits of songs by Frank Ocean, Gold Panda, and Joy Orbison, along side choice cuts from Jai Paul, Flying Lotus, Dabrye, Lapalux, and even an appearance by the Beach Boys, we’re inclined to spend some time with the man’s original music.

Slow Revolt describes the mix as “a restless, diverse mix of fragments, edits and unlikely collisions – the mix took on a life and logic of its own, but might offer a few clues to my own work.” A bit heady conceptually, but it makes sense once you’ve dug in (and it makes for satisfying listen that’s either as cerebral or superficially pleasing as you’d like). Combining songs that are both atmospheric and a bit more straight-ahead, but always oddly fitting along this murky logic, Slow Revolt’s mix is a satisfying near-hour inside the mind and playlist of an emerging artist. Check out the mix and tracklist below.

If you’re interested in exploring the Slow Revolt’s world a bit further, check out his recent single “This Dark Matter” below (and hear his influences cohere into the original product):

The Slow Revolt P&P Mix Tracklist:

Matmos – Regicide (edit)
Untold – Anaconda (edit)
Leafcutter John – Mandolin Work (sample)
Ligeti – The Alphabet
The Beach Boys – Old Man River
Lapalux – Yellow 90s
Taylor McFerrin Feat. Ryat – A Place in My Heart (edit)
Fort Romeau – Jack Rollin (sample)
Hanne Hukkelberg – My Devils (vocal)
Hypermagic – Red Lion
Cid Rim – Danger Ranger
Frank Ocean – Pilot Jones (edit)
PJ Harvey – Missed
Oxbow – The Snake &… (vocal)
Tony Conrad – Four Violins (sample)
Sam Prekop – Practice Twice
Bembeya Jazz National – Armée Guinéenne
Flying Lotus – Camel
Dabrye – Hyped-Up Plus Tax [Outputmessage remix]
The Chap – President At Last [Zilla Remix]
Lone – Moon Beam Harp
Untold – Just For You [Mosca Remix] (edit)
Gold Panda – Through Clouds (edit)
Ricardo Villalobos – Achso (sample)
TEED – Panpipes (edit)
Shackleton – New Dawn (edit)
Gui Boratto – The Blessing
Jilt Van Moorst – Oops (sample)
Ikonika – Video Delays
Pangea – Inna Daze (sample)
Joy Orbison & Boddika – Dun Dun (edit)
Blawan – Peaches (sample)
Blawan – Getting Me Down (sample)
Jamie Lidell – Live At Metro, London April 2004
Morton Feldman & Joan La Barbara – Snow Falls
Steve Reich – Electric Counterpoint
Hauschka – Two AM [Patten Remix] (edit)
Jai Paul – Jasmine
Fennesz – Black Sea