XOYO hosted its first PC Music night last night and what a success it was. The atmosphere from the get go was incredible, smiling faces bouncing around as much in time as they could attempt to to the fast and disjointed electronic sounds of Danny L Harle and A.G Cook.
I along with my friend found ourselves giggling as soon as we entered room 1 of the club just at the ridiculousness of the sounds of PC filling up such a commercial London club and at what was an almost out of this world experience that is hard to describe without mentioning the likeliness to a happy hardcore rave. Perhaps one of the most eccentric underground music scenes in London at the moment, yet we were all there for the same reason… there was a strange sense of unity you don’t often get from techno nights.
The Princess of PC Hannah Diamond made and appearance as the special guest and heightened the atmosphere even more, promptly followed by Kane West who changed the tempo from the more extreme experimental sounds of PC that to a more bass filled dancey vibe. The crowd were in full swing and yellow foam letters were flying around the room.
Unlike many other music genres and the repetitive slump that can be easy to fall into, it was strange and refreshing to end the night on the same level we started with, we left on a high and with the feeling we had really experienced something!
If you can remember and were a fan of Santigold’s – Santigold album which featured the iconic tracks such as “L.E.S. Artistes” and “Creator” then you will be excited to hear the news of Santigold’s return. She has returned to the music world after sharing a track “Cant Get Enough of Myself” from her new album titled ’99 cents’ which will be released in 2016.
The track is accompanied by a garish pink art-pop image of her glamorous self wrapped in plastic packaging surrounded by products. On consumer culture Santigold said of her album artwork “Everything is a product at this point, including people and relationships, and everything’s about marketing products. So, I’m a product. And also, everything is undervalued, so I thought 99 cents is a good price for me and my life and all my hard work.” Is she hinting at the idea that she feels she may be underrated as an artist?
Take a listen to the track, it’s an upbeat good feeling track of self love with infectious claps, whistles, high pitched vocals and a funky drum-line.
SBTRKT has returned after another period of silence with a snippet of a new track – Flicker. If you were a fan of SBTRKT during the “Wildfire” and “Right Thing to Do” era you will have noticed the producer’s dramatic change in sound. This track in contrast to his upbeat dancy anthems of 2011 features simple instrumentals with a dark gloomy feel, a perfect electronic chill out anthem.