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#BlogSound2013

And so behold! The wionners of this years Blog Sound of 2013 have been announced! The Blog Sound of 2013 poll is a survey of UK music bloggers to find out what emerging artists they think are best.

The votes have been counted, the results are in and the winners can now be revealed. Click through for the results.

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A Pocket Full of Leefest 2012

The music at Leefest this year is the balls. Really good-looking, good hearing balls. What’s Leefest? A person called Lee created a festival in his garden in South East London and now, 6 or 7 years later, the thing has most definitely got out of hand, in a good way. The first festival (or at least the first photographed festival) in 2006 tells a story of a guy with saxophone-playing friends who were, maybe sheepishly, inclined to play a few songs in front of an encouraging group of people, most likely related to Lee. Essentially the 2012 version is the same, except for a few gradual changes over the years. Lee has himself  spawned into a bustle of buzzing music-oriented organisers, the saxophone-playing friends have morphed into 50 charismatic characters (including likes of Ghostpoet, Jakwob, Mystery Jets, Slow Club), the venue has changed from “Lee’s garden” to a large sunny field in South East London and the gag lasts for a good 2 days. A lot of awesome things are going on in London this summer. This is one of them.

APFOS brings you now in soundclouds, youtubes and 8tracks, our personal pick of Lee’s musical crop…
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Cell Dances

 

 

After not having the internet for a week I missed out on some wonderful music posted on soundcloud. One musician/producer whose music has fascinated me is Miruga.

Miruga is a producer, DJ and musician from Japan. The track ‘Roots of Tree (Short Edit)’ is a month old, but one of my favourites. ‘Roots of Tree (Short Edit)’ is a wonderful deep house track with that piano, gentle vocal and percussion moving you through the song effortlessly. As Miruga’s tracks uploaded are mostly ‘short edits’, it leaves you wanting more and more. Another track by Miruga that I can’t get enough of is ‘Cell Dances (Short Edit)’. Full of fluttery beats and bass pushing on, I can’t help but sit here and dance along to it while writing this post.

Miruga has previously released on Logos Recordings, and I’m hoping these ‘short edits’ mean that in the near future the full length tracks are going to be released physically or at least digitally. In the meantime though, Miruga doesn’t disappoint, and although uploading new tracks all the time, the quality of each track remains high.

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Roots of Tree (Short Edit)

 

Cell Dances (Short Edit)

 

 

Airlining

 

CUPP CAVE – RETINA WAVES (Ramp)

I don’t know much about Cupp Cave, (Belgian producer François Boulanger) as I was introduced to them very recently through a friend, but have just got my hands on Retina Waves and it is perhaps one of my favourite records this year I’ve heard, and perhaps ever. I have no idea how to define it ( RA calls it “a shoegaze spin on hip-hop and slo-mo house.” To me it’s a collection of nine tracks that are just utterly beautiful.

 

Cupp Cave – Airlining

 

Maddie