For our second delivery of free music, where we aim to enlighten you with undiscovered talent, we’ve flagged up a duo from Derby who go by the name of Atlas. The track’s called ‘Lights’, a beautiful jazz-stepper with soothing female vocals, which you can download below. Once you’ve filed this one next to Bonobo in your iTunes, have a read of our mini-interview with the boys below.
Luke: Hello Bokah. Well, we were friends from school, we first met when Rem was doing Music Tech at A level and he wanted me to play guitar on the Strokes track he was recording for his coursework. We were also both in indie-ish bands at the time. Rem played drums in his, and I played guitar and tried to sing in mine.
Luke: Well we first started producing together when I was finishing my last year at A level and Rem was at uni. I had this track I had produced for my coursework, and we thought we could do something together. The track eventually ended up becoming ‘This Is‘ and we got our friend from school, Emily Harris, who’s an amazing singer, to do the vocals for that.
Rem: At the moment we’re trying to get as many songs down as we can and hopefully by this summer we’ll have an EP sorted to send out. Both of us will be sorting a few DJ sets around Nottingham and Leeds soon too. We want to get a really tight live setup going as well, with Emily Harris; we really want to get her involved with everything we’re doing at the moment. I think the aim is to get to a point where we can organise a load of live gigs and release an EP, which would be great.
Luke: I’ve seen SBTRKT a few times in the past year and his live show with Sampha is amazing. I think that’s one of the things that has really pushed us to do a live thing, with drums and guitar. Other than that, just all sorts. Bon Iver did a really good live session recently that I was really into.
Rem: I recently started getting into deep house, and more ambient electronic music. I love the direction Sepalcure and Asa are going, and cant wait to see what Mount Kimbie do next. I’m also interested to see if Sisi BakBak really is Thom Yorke! I still listen to a lot of Hip Hop, always buying dub vinyls and definitely appreciate the constant flow of new music. I really enjoy the Nottingham and Leeds music scene, nights like; Dollop, Absentminds, Subdub and Highness Soundsystem are not to be missed!