Open / Closed would like to present their latest event: URBANDSEY.
“Envelope is the solo project of Oxford’s Tim Matthews. He creates music which fuses found sounds and environmental field recordings with electronic melodies and beat production. The marriage of found sounds and melodic gesture creates an evocative sound collage, with a distinctive emotive quality.”
Envelope makes super smooth, atmospheric beats with a delicately sculpted, organic feel. Ultra refined, devilishly cool. For more info on Envelope‘s Tim Matthews head on over to: http://soundcloud.com/envelopetim
“In order to create the Meditations on Afrocentricsm EP samples of songs, speeches, interviews, field recordings and films were carefully chosen and rearranged to explore the connection between African and African-American music. Rhythms from West Africa are integrated with voices from Harlem, conversations about race and identity between writers and ethnomusicologists are constructed, speeches from activists are conjoined with the voices of prisoners. This process of combining preexisting material has inspired four 'Meditations on Afrocentrism'.”
Romare weaves an eclectic range of afrocentric samples to beats charged with energy and vigour. You can check a 4/5 review of his latest EP on Resident Advisor here (, otherwise his soundcloud’s: http://soundcloud.com/romare