Larry’s Top 6 Artists Between the Underground and Overground
The below tracks and videos are a mix of Larry’s favourite artists, acting between the underground and overground. They are performers who Larry was lucky enough to have worked and gotten to know better since Creamcake started in 2011. They all produce stunning work and have been contributing to a wave of change in the world. Catch Larry playing at the opening of this week’s We Make Waves Festival.
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Async (Arca Remix)
“This impressive and haunting title track of legendary Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto’s latest album Async is remixed by one of our favourite producers of all time, Arca. Async was Sakamoto’s first solo album in eight years since his recovery from throat cancer in 2015.”
Bonaventure – Hopelessness
“We chose this track from Bonaventure’s Free Lutangu EP, which encapsulates how politically disappointing this year has been. ‘Hopelessness’ combines danceable arrangements with fierce criticism on institutional racism and oppression, a very aggressive and political record.”
Kelela – Onanon
“Kelela’s debut album ‘Take me Apart’ on Warp Records has arrived, and ‘Onanon’ is our favourite track on this record. It’s about the emotional mechanics of a break-up and the freeing nature of love.”
COOL FOR YOU – STABILIZED, YES!
“You are listening to the musical output of Berlin-based multidisciplinary artist, Vika Kirchenbauer aka COOL FOR YOU. High-pitched voices and raw rhythms decompose harmonies conceptualised as colonisers. The whole EP MOOD MANAGEMENT was released via the Creamcake label in February 2017.”
Ziúr & Aïsha Devi – Body of Light
“This is one of our favorite tracks on Ziúr’s brilliant new album ‘U Feel Anything’ released via Planet Mu in collaboration with Objects Limited. It’s a collaborative track between her & Aïsha Devi, in which Aïsha’s vocals are manipulated and distorted into angelic tones.”
SOPHIE – It’s Okay To Cry
“SOPHIE shared a new video for her ‘It’s Okay To Cry’ last week. It’s a vulnerable contemporary pop piece, which provides different content for the so often stereotyped mainstream music world. With her vocals singing, “I hope you don’t take this the wrong way / But I think your inside is your best side,” she describes the process of coming out at as a trans-woman.”