There isn’t much to say about Panama Wedding at this stage other than the fact that their debut single, ‘All of the People’, is incredibly exciting and one of the best new tracks I’ve heard all year. Hailing from New York City and with big name management and producers behind them already, this pop gem with its gloriously catchy chorus will no doubt propel them into the mainstream. Believe me when I say we’ll be hearing a lot more from Panama Wedding in the coming months.
Launched with just a name, a song, and a colourful website, Jungle. has absolutely got my attention from the word go. ‘Platoon’ is full of funk and soul influences in both the bass line and vocal hook, but with just the right amount of glitchy electronic samples over the top to keep it feeling fresh and current. This groove-ridden debut is an incredibly exciting output and makes me confident we’ll be hearing a lot more from Jungle. in the coming months.
Samuel Pohner, aka Sleepyhead, originally began making music in his hometown of Feeding Hills, Massachusetts in 1999. He has since gone on quite a musical journey, working with KnowSleep in 2006 and Mimosa in 2007.
Since 2011, Sleepyhead has progressed beyond earlier genres and taken on a whole new sound of his own, crafting a multi-genre, multi-tempo texture with a bass heavy production style. Released in July last year, his debut EP, ‘Endless Island’, is an incredibly strong and emotional offering full of deep house cuts and slow bass jams. Each track is haunted with his signature strings and pads which gives the release an incredibly cohesive structure. Featuring off-kilter, organic percussion, trap-influenced beats, huge low end, deep atmospheres and perfectly executed vocal samplings, this debut EP definitely gives us reason to keep an eye on Sleepyhead in 2013.
The EP’s lead single ‘Rainbow Thorns’ is accompanied by an equally captivating video directed by Vash, bringing an artistic visual expression to the track that aligns with its strange, dark, and mysterious feel.
Stream a mix of the full EP below.