Friends of Friends invited a group of some of our favorite cutting edge producers to give us a glimpse of what to expect from the future. The final result is an eclectic 7-track compilation exploring all aspects of the electronic soundscape with elements of wintry vibes to gear up for the season.
DJAO - An integral member of the Dropping Gems collective, Seattle’s Alex Osuch aka DJAO approaches electronic music with nature in mind, incorporating live vocals and instrumentation into his vision of hazy environments. Be on the lookout for an LP from DJAO in 2013.
Evenings - Nathan Broaddus is the newest signing to Friends of Friends, a New York by way of Virginia producer who’s gearing up for his first release with us due out this Spring.
Pcoat - Drawing inspiration from Four Tet and R&S Records, our former intern Brandon Trude contributes the stellar and heady “Division”
Ryan Hemsworth - After the release of his critically acclaimed ‘Last Words’ EP on Wedidit and a series of popular remixes and edits, Hemsworth is one of the brightest stars of 2013.
Dreams - Recently setting up shop in NYC, Jesse Pimenta is a staple member of the 6BIT Collective. His debut LP, ‘Lost Kingdom’, came out in October on Astro Nautico, a strong cap to a 2011 that saw Dreams performing with Rustie, Kode9, and a slot on Boiler Room LA.
Octo Octa - NYC’s Michael Morrison has made a name for himself after a series of forward-thinking 12″s for LA label 100% Silk. Expect plenty more from Octo Octa in 2013.
Kid Smpl - Seattle’s Joey Butler has burst into the electronic discourse through a number of releases on Hush Hush Records, including his debut ‘Skylight’ LP. Butler provides a hazy, ambient vision of the future.
Cover art by Bryant Rutledge