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When The Clouds Ran Away
Prepare to be fully blow away by the extraordinary talents of new producer Si-Tew
Prepare to be fully blow away by the extraordinary talents of new producer Si-Tew. Stemming from a sleepy abode in middle England, this self-taught bedroom DJ and underground producer uncovers his voracious understanding for electronic music with a rich diverse debut.
Crafted on beautiful cinematic, left-field sounds with strong piano and string soliloquies and taking influences from hip hop, soul and even contemporary genres like hyperdub and dubstep, each track boasts it’s own unique identity.
‘Hard Look’ is a glitchy android anthem while ‘All You Need’ opening with industrial sounds ventures into a sort of galactic 80’s funk. ‘One Percent’, another highlight, builds a journey from trip-hop claps and looping keys that fans of DJ Shadow will surely magnetise too while ‘Black &White’ adds great depth to the record, hinting at Si-Tew’s strong classical edge.
Vocals on the album come courtesy of a handful of relatively unknown but hugely talented UK artists. Take for example Shanade’s neo-soul harmonies over the mystical xylophone touches and distant downtempo beats of ‘Silhouette’ – truly mesmerising. Jack Da Lad & Dwayne Hayden collaborate on another favourite the super soulful, hip hop number ‘Independent Light’ .
When The Clouds Ran Away illustrates an uncanny level of creative patience. Creating music suitable only for the listener’s imagination Si –Tew challenges your musical boundaries while still making a uniform, sonically beautiful piece of music. And to us at BEATNIK that’s our favourite kind of producer.