2010: All Eyes On… Part Two – Martyn
Following my very own predictions for the year to come, and following Martyn’s video portrait on On-Point TV, here is the second installment of ‘2010 : All Eyes On…’ hosted by Martyn.
With his debut album ‘Great Lengths’ Martyn has made one of the albums of last year – rated as the second best album of 2009 by Mixmag, according to whom: â€œThe Dutchmanâ€™s debut was one of those great unclassifiable albums; part dubstep, part techno, part garage, all coming together to create the best underground album since Burialâ€™s â€˜Untrueâ€™”.
You’ll learn more about this man in one of the next On-Point TV feature videos very soon. Until that time, take not of this selection of people we should keep our eyes open for in the year to come.
Presented by Martyn, the self-acclaimed Indiana Jones of Beatport, get with the program,…
Definitely someone who is carving out his own breed of house vs dubstep vs garage is Deadboy from London.
After an impressive 12″ on the Well Rounded label (“U Cheated”) and the huge “IfUWantMe” forthcoming on Scotland’s Numbers label, I’m really curious to see what he will come up next.
Space Dimension Controller
All the way from Belfast Ireland this youngster sounds like a direct descendant of Detroit’s finest producers. The heart stopping title track of his “Love Quadrant EP” drifts somewhere between Dam Funk, Juan Atkins and that sort of deep, housey cave that people like Floating Points and Kyle Hall are exploring at the moment..
Levon’s been in it for a long time, but I think 2009 has been a great year for him. His music is recognized on a much wider scale than before, with hard-to-get limited releases on his labels Novel Sound and Deconstruct Music and Berlin’s Ostgut Ton. With support from Berghain’s main dj’s and of course through Levon’s own dj sets his blend of NYC/Detroit house and stripped german minimalism is making serious waves. Â I’m expecting real big things from Levon!
Representing Manchesters Hoya Hoya crew, Illum Sphere has done some very impressive beats in the second half of 09. An EP on Fat City and his remix for my “Brilliant Orange” track catapults him into 2010 as one to watch! His sound has slowly developed from LA (Fly Lo, Ras G, Nosaj Thing) to what I think is a more (Detroit) techno approach (Carl Craig, Shake, James T Cotton). Is the ghost of Manchester’s rave history slowly manifesting itself again? I hope so!
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