Artist – Blacksmif
Title – Hoop Dreams / Microweight
SELECTED FEEDBACK: South London Ordnance – “Top drawer – really like both tracks” (4/5) Gavin Herlihy – “liking hoop dreams here. cheers” (4/5) Mary Anne Hobbs – “incredible.. will play on Saturday’s Xfm show.. thank you” (4/5) Audiojack – “Amazing! End of the night stuff i think, can’t wait to spin these…” (5/5) Jimpster – “Microweight is brilliant! trying it out this weekend”. (4/5) Laurent Garnier – “2 great deep melodic tracks – thanks!” (4/5) Catz N Dogz – “This is great and you know it! haha thx” (5/5) DJ MA1 (Rinse FM) – “great ep. love it ” (4/5) Deadboy – “This is cool” (5/5) Ben Westbeech – “YES YES YES!!!! Thanks so much. In love with Hoop dreams. Gonna open my breach set on Boiler room tomorrow. Excited. Microweight is dope too”
Blah Blah Blah turn 5 years old this May and as part of their celebrations they have saved perhaps their most exciting signing yet for a Ltd ʻWeAre5 Vinylʼ release, the prolific genre juggling Blacksmif.
Blacksmif flirts on the edge of reason, taking flamboyant percussive and melodic risks within a bass driven jazz tinged environment, such is the adventurousness of his music that he has already gathered himself quite a fan club, among which he can count Mixmag, Gilles Peterson, and Mary Anne Hobbs as leading members.
Opening track Hoop Dreams gently patters into life as a comforting wall of sound builds beneath crisp percussion and a skittish bassline, its simplicity seductively luring you into its clutches before it totally immerses you in a unfolding mix of shifting melodies, competing vocal snippets and percussion that comes at you from every angle. Microweight follows a similarly weaving journey of evolution as layers ebb and flow between triumph and thoughtful contemplation.