Amelia

Evergreen SIIIds

Number III in our Evergreen Seeds mixtape, check out the other entries right here,

(first every APFOS written by a girl, huzzah)

Soul Clap – Extravaganza by Helga Gabriela

I’ll try and keep this short and sweet.

I don’t know about you, but Winter to me involves a few things. In my top ten – generally falling over a lot, getting horrendously drunk on gin, listening to mixes far too late in the night, many a cup of tea with new friends and mince pies.

All of the above are what somehow wonderfully led me to discover a couple cool guys from Boston, who make even cooler music. Fitting nicely with the ridiculously cold weather, I’ve found myself listening to their stuff almost constantly (some might say a little too much). Soul Clap are fascinating not just because of the music they make but also their history. They literally locked themselves away until they reached their perception of perfection, later having a mooch around to observe other wonders such as Josh Wink and Carl Craig, until finally going out into the world to give us pure amazingness. Some would say I’m a little late on this one, but I think everyone needs to have some Soul Clap in their lives at some point.

When Marcus asked me to write about a song, I was a little torn. There are three stand out tracks for me at the minute (I reckon I’ve probably accounted for a large majority of the plays on sound cloud) however I managed to finally put my finger on one little beaut. Extravaganza. Ok so I put this on again, and even though it’s on it’s 100th play of the day, I’m still sitting in my chair nodding my head and pulling really, really stupid faces. This is my sort of christmas song. As it comes in with the bells and a rather cheeky bassline, you’re kind of left thinking where’s this one going. Thirty seconds in however you get a vocal snip which is definitely one of those “Ohh” moments. Then it all kind of melts into this bliss of foot-tapping rhythm until quarter of the way through when boom. You get hit with this ultra smooth voice which doesn’t leave you until the very end, and oh boy it’s good. As I’m hugging my mug of tea and wiggling my toes in three layers of wooly socks, in come the claps and that’s me hook, line and sinker.

This is just one of those songs that you put on and you feel cool. Really cool. I’m going to spend my holidays dancing round my room to this (including the mum-walk-in-moment of course) and I think you should too.

Not so short… but very very sweet.

milly

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