10 Seconds: Huw Marc Bennett
Producer & bassist Huw Marc Bennett (pre-order his upcoming September release here) in the building, and these picks are fresh. I have a too-good-to-be-true story about those Naija twins at number 3 but we'll save that for another thing.
1. Alabaster dePlume - Visit Croatia (1'06" - 1'16")
- Copernicus - The Good Book of No (2012)
"It doesn't surprise me a man of such sensitivity and depth created this music."
2. Sidan - Ar Goll (2'10" - 2'20")
Sidan - Teulu Yncl Sam (1975)
"Ok...so I get that the term 'groove' and the Welsh don't exactly go hand in hand. But on one cold, wet night in 1970's Gwynedd, this was made. And I like it."
3. Lijadu Sisters - Orere - Elejigbo (1'45" - 1'55")
- Horizon Unlimited (1979)
“Such a sweet, understated groove. The sisters from Nigeria, pushing this one along with their impeccable flow."
4. Rotary Connection - I Am the Black Gold of the Sun (1'42" - 1'52")
- Hey, Love (1971)
"I could have chosen so much Minnie, but this is pure hedonism. The woman reached levels."
5. Ben Hayes (feat. Nubya Garcia) - Ready Yet (1'23" - 1'33")
Ben Hayes - See Sun (2019) EP
"Ben Hayes. Such a creative producer and the most intelligent person I know. Best bassline of 2019 for me."
6. Tirzah - I'm Not Dancing (0'24" - 0'34")
Tirzah - I'm Not Dancing (2013) "12
"In love with Tirzah and Michachu's proper domestic, bedroom production style. So honest. Two exceptional artists doing their way."
7. Joe Armon-Jones (feat. Asheber) - Try Walk with Me (0'49" - 0'59")
- Turn To Clear View (2019)
"Joe and team make near perfect music in my opinion. Warmth, groove, intensity, emotion.
8. Tim Maia – Nobody Can Live Forever (2'22" - 2'32")
Tim Maia – Tim Maia (1976)
"Again... any from Tim Maia would have done. But I love the sceptical positivity in this one. Nothings real, but it's cool."