As you'll know by now, I'm a great admirer of the brilliant glitch-hop producer Young Montana?. Ever since hearing his mini mix for Mary Anne Hobbs, I haven't stopped listening to his work, and he keeps regularly producing some great material. His beats are great, and his synths accompany these beautifully, something he controls for his band Delta Rush. His latest work has been just as good, if not better than the material which first caught my attention. These tracks include Hot Heathrr, which is one of my favourite of his tracks, Suchbeats, Mynnd, and also a fantastic mash up of Shlohmo and Radiohead which is so good it's scary. You can listen to these tracks at http://soundcloud.com/young-montana. His latest project sees him collaborate with Stainless Steele.
Stainless Steele, aka Brian Steele, is an artist/rapper from Pennsylvania, USA. He makes an interesting brand of hip-hop, with a distinctive voice, interesting beats and creative lyrics which incorporate elements of the psychedelic and electronic lending a glitch-hop element to his work. He has two album releases to his name, 'Chester Copperpot Dropping Jewels' (July 2008) released on the Stainless label, and 'My Top Friends Are Beat Makers' (September 2009) released on the Kowloon City 93 records. His myspace page also displays some interesting new materials, with the tracks 'Moon Ladder' and 'Pure Imagination' (which features an awesome 'Charlie and The Chocolate Factory' sample) being the stand out tracks. Take a listen to these by visiting www.myspace.com/steeleandimage.
These are two artists that have great future's ahead of them, especially with Montana? close to the recording contract he more than deserves. I will be keeping you updated on new releases and live dates from Montana? regularly, from whom I expect we'll be hearing a lot more of in the coming months. (www.myspace.com/youngmontanamusic)