Blanket is happy to announce two new contributors to the blog, Melbourne's Electric Sea Spider & Canberra/Sydney duo Onetalk
Jim Sellars has been dabbling with electronic music and sampling since his early high school days, only 20 now, he has emerged into Electric Sea Spider and has produced under this name for the past two years. Already showing incredible depth and capability with his releases which span a number of genres, he says he "wants to make music that has interesting ideas, and doesn't take itself to seriously...to be able to switch between moody tracks, cheerful beats and even ambient landscapes, while still being recognised as the same artist." adding "I like my tasty snares. the snares always have to be tasty."
After listening to his Mohican Beats EP it's quite obvious to say he is well and truly on his way to crafting that Sea Spider mark sounding like baths with a heavier inclination on spontaneity. He says his very favourite artists are Regurgitator, Flying Lotus, Mr Oizo, Ramones, The Smiths, Durlin Lurt, Knxwledge, Samiyam, Bad Brains, Hudson Mohawke, Dem Hunger, Ride and Shadow Dancer. Already having the privilege of supporting one of them in Flying Lotus, Electric Sea Spider is fast realising a dream. Be sure to check the download and soundlcoud link for some truly great beats
Josh and Joe have been quietly doing their own thing with electronic music for a few years now, after realising more joy in producing than in their band they have slowly been increasing their capacity for beat making ever since. Joining forces a little over a month ago forming Onetalk, these boys are taking a clean approach to a blank canvas looking for "something that makes you move your head, something that grooves, and things that go boom." Having recently supported Flying Lotus, their incredibly delicious set showcased a whole lotta groove and set a perfect tone for the night.
When asked who their favourite artist were Josh told me "J DIlla, Flying Lotus & the whole Brainfeeder crew, Prefuse, AFX, Shlohmo, Electric Sea Spider, Tribe called Quest, Wu Tang, Volta, RHCP, Waits, Bonobo, Marley, King Tubby, Mount Kimbie, Organized Konfusion and some fat ass Timbaland Joints". Listening to Onetalk's tracks there is a a definite reflection in the Dilla inspired Lotus carried hip hop style with a nice side of electronica to accompany the beats. At only 20 years of age the future is bright for Onetalk and fans alike.