Something of a mix between The Knife and Miike Snow but on the ambient dub step side of things– if that makes senses? That was my initial reaction to this track. It’s a late night mix tape track that has a ton of atmosphere.
Directed by Chris Lee & Paul Storrie.
As a side note, Chris Lee co-wrote and was the DOP of SBTRKT’s “Wildfire” video.
A big thanks to Thorfinn, a fellow listener of Audiodrums, that turned me on to this track from Elliphant. With vocal stylings similar to MIA, Elliphant does her own thing with her own flavor of dubstep pop. Elliphant: Down On Life by ElliphantMusic
Elliphant announces herself with new video to the track ‘Down On Life’. Sounding like the twisted illegitimate offspring of MIA and Diplo – as deliciously fierce as the former but as intelligently playful as the latter – Elliphant pulls the balls of this dancehall slayer through its own throat and ties them in a cherry knot the other side.
Ellinor Olovsdotter slowly morphed into Elliphant through the course of a long (and lost) summer travelling in the UK with only a dubstep soundsystem for company. After falling in love with the urban music sounds of London she returned home to Stockholm, on Sweden’s East Coast, boasting sizzling MC skills and some serious lyrical prowess.
Now, having already won over the likes of Dazed & Confused [“all abstract lyrcisms and cheap dirty beats”], NME “[amazing'”], Pitchfork “[Elliphant sound like nothing but the future”] and the Guardian [“strangely captivating”] from afar’.
TRACK LISTING FOR SELF TITLED EP
1. Down On Life
2. Tekkno Scene
3. Make It Juicy
4. In The Jungle
5. Ciant Hear It
6. Ciant Hear It (jungle mix)
Take a listen and tell me you can’t guess what country Samaris hails from? Do you notice the Bjork-esque icelandic sound? Think a mix of Bjork with the wobble of SBTRKT and the twisted backing vocals of the Knife.