The latest episode of Newtype Rhythms features an ambient excursion from London-based talent ELLES, an artist that uniquely exhibits emotive expressions via releases for the burgeoning Naive label run by Violet.
Between her two EPs, ELLES finds ways to delineate connections between ambient, dubstep, UK garage and more by delving into elements that captures the heart and mind in an unflinching fashion. What really captures the essence of ELLES in terms of their expansive breadth of musical ideas is their first release on sub-label Naivety, entitled ‘emo_ecstasy_everything‘. Be it the cold-wave crispness, or the mercurial vocals, the imprint of someone firmly planted in their creative space was evident and exposed for us all to here.
That impact is what brought upon this guest mix on Newtype Rhythms – an hour-plus trip into a moment that’s not scurried away from the dance floor, but rather left timeless in abeyance in the mind and spirit. Perhaps during times like these, that’s exactly what one needs to keep their spirits buoyed and bountiful. Check out the magnificent guest mix commencing at 53 minutes, with resident Sheepshead starting things up per usual.
00:00 – 52:40 – Mixed by Sheepshead
1. Yamaneko – Armaine’s Song
2. Bruce Brubaker & Max Cooper – Two Pages
3. Obsequies – But Beautiful
4. Djrum – Blood In My Mouth
5. Ichiko Aoba – レースのむこう
6. Yoko Kanno – Bells For Her
7. Tycho – Elegy
8. Susumu Yokota – Azukiiro No Kaori
9. Kensuke Ushio – No One Knows I
10. Murcof – Rios
11. Akino Arai – Voices
53:05 – END – Mixed by ELLES
1. Laurie Anderson – Born, Never Asked
2. Cabaret Voltaire – Partly Submerged
3. Ryuichi Sakamoto – Do Bacteria Sleep?
4. SØS Gunver Ryberg – Mirage Of Spiral Wavelengths
5. Felicia Atkinson – Amber’s Desires
6. Mary Lattimore – Never Saw Him Again
7. Nailah Hunter – White Flower, Dark Hill
8. Robert Henke – [shift_register]
9. Smagghe & Cross – From Sacred Heart
10. Carmen Villian – So High You’re Mine
11. Blancmange – N.H.S.
12. Fumio Miyashita – In The Beginning
13. Otherworld – Glimtheawed
14. Ciarra Black – Give Up The Ghost
15. dBridge – Syncofated
16. Quaid – Uncanny Valley
17. Beverly Glenn-Copeland – Winter Astral
18. Arthur Russell – Let’s Go Swimming
19. ELLES – god