Continuing our on going series of artist on artist interviews, this week we have Will Saul aka Close and Appleblim in conversation. Appleblim aka Laurie Osborne and Will Saul aka Close discuss the art of running a label, the Motherland and desert island music choices! Appleblim’s Apple Pips and Saul’s Simple Records and Aus Music have been putting out sonic gems for over a decade. Saul just released Getting Closer under his Close moniker on !K7 in June.
(Will Saul aka Close)
Appleblim questions to Will Saul:
You are a Glastonbury boy Will, how much of an influence have the town and the festival been on you and your vibe and musical upbringing?
To honest with you, the festival being on my doorstep as a kid, it was the last thing I wanted to go to…I guess it was …
Tonight’s a big night for the heads in NYC, as a special takeover at SRB Brooklyn is happening; courtesy of the venerable UK house label Aus Music. It’ll be headlined by Midland, currently on a debut tip in the U.S., along with label owner Will Saul — coming off his fantastic LP under the guise of CLOSE — bringing the label vibe to the NYC forefront. Along with the aforementioned twosome will be Appleblim, who’s appeared on AUS under a couple of releases and remixes, along with running his own imprint, Applepips. Joining these three will be long-time FIXED residents JDH & Dave P. To say this will be great is a massive understatement; it’s going to be epic. Check out some previews of tonight’s event, along with the flyer and ticket link, post-jump.
It’s been finally announced that the New York edition of Krakow’s most adventurous and ambitious festival will return in early April. Unsound Festival New York 2011 will feature artists from all parts of the experimental and electronic spectrum; with previous Krakow performers making their NYC debuts (Lustmord, Alan Howarth) as well as an enigmatic lineup that will highlight the club nights at the end of the week (featuring Lone, Appleblim, Dorian Concept, Kink, Octave One, etc.) With more acts being announced in the coming weeks, people should start preparing for April now; because once you start with this festival, you’ll never stop. For all current information on Unsound Festival New York 2011, click here.
When Underworld let loose their latest single last month, the uplifting “Scribble” we suddenly found ourselves seriously excited for the famously mopey duos sudden move in a more euphoric direction. Now Karl and Rick have revealed some further info about the fall release, titled Barking, with a track list that features guest spots by some of dance music’s most revered names, including reborn minimalist Dubfire, trance titan Paul van Dyk and d’n'bsters High Contrast. This is something of a surprise given that in two-and-a-half decades, Underworld have never been ones for outside collaboration. Our curiosity is piqued even further. …MORE
British electro-hop pioneers Massive Attack have never failed to deliver conscience, dark, deep, sexy tunes wrapped warmly in their dense experimental vibe. The duo’s fifth studio record Heligoland is no exception. However, they’ve kept us waiting for another taste of their live LED screen, political stream, pulse-groove for the past four years. Well we can now push past that yearn as the duo launch their nine-date U.S. tour tomorrow in Toronto. URB caught the band’s Grant “Daddy G” Marshall by phone from his basement in Bristol to chat new collaborations, ’70s influences, and money saving.