BATHS / Starslinger / ROCKFEEDBACK DJs
BATHS - For mercurial L.A. music-maker Will Wiesenfeld, Baths has been a long time coming. Over the last six years, under the handle of [Post-Foetus], Wiesenfeld has gainfully explored the intersections and outer reaches of both electronic and acoustic music. With Baths, his eclecticism finds its greatest focus yet, in a hail of lush melodies, ghostly choirs, playful instrumentation and stuttering beats.n a fit of inspiration, Baths was born, though not into a preexisting scene. As is to be expected, this music goes its own way: fueled by spontaneity, tempered by Wiesenfeld's background in classic songwriting. Those two influences collide in glorious ways on Cerulean, Baths' stunning debut, recently released to rave reviews on Anitcon records. Following a sell out debut London appearance and ending on best of year lists on the likes of Pitchfork, FACT and others, this sees a much anticipated return to the UK.
"The pop voice that the L.A. beathead scene never realized it needed." PITCHFORK
"What makes Baths stand out from the rest of the beats scene are the fine details and personal touches that colour each song." DROWNED IN SOUND
"You just can’t ignore something as promising as this" FACT magazine
Continuing to add to the freshness that Manchester is PROVIDING the British electronic scene, StarSlinger is a project created by Mancunian-based Nottinghamshire-born Darren Williams. Starting in April 2010 when he re-ignited his love for record-shopping in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, The name Star Slinger was born when Darren sampled BT Express’ instrumental B Side “Cowboy Dancer”. Possessing a fine comb for gems from the musical landscape of the past, Willaims uses a Daft Punk like ability to re-energize funk and disco samples with his own melodic patchwork, whilst also coming to the fore with remixes for the likes of Morning Benders, Broken Social Scene and The Go Team amongst others. Currently on a US tour with Baths and Braids, this seems him team up with Baths once more on home turf.
"Darren Williams trawls second-hand record shops like a music-store magpie, giving old R&B hits the J Dilla treatment" The Guardian