Silas & Snare first met in Leeds several years ago and since then have been taking up residencies at nights such as Vagabondz, Subdub, Hit&Run and Bigger than Barry. Leeds is a city that is well known for its competitive club culture and Silas & Snare first stood out with sets exploring the realms of 140bpm. Heavily supported by Madam X’s Kaizen label, the duo play across varies UK cities and run the label Brotherhood Soundsystem – which has hosted stage takeovers at the esteemed Gottwood Festival and regularly play at Dimensions, Outlook and Snowbombing. The label has homed releases from the likes of Agrippa, Troy Gunner, Arkajo and Yak as well as being supported by tastemakers such as Skream, The Black Madonna and B. Traits. Their next release ‘Tree Of Idelness’ – out this Friday – is their first on the label in a year and draws from their earlier influences so for this edition Silas & Snare share their favourite electronic music gems from their early days.
DjRum – Induction
The master of atmosphere and sampling, he can go to any BPM and keep it 11/10.
Machinedrum – She Died There
Nothing sounded like this before it.
Krytpic Minds – One Of Us
Technically brilliant and one of the original forays into minimal 140.
Homemade Weapons – Spasmolytic
Straightforward percussion loops and atmospherics done to absolute perfection.
Ion Ludwig – Liszt Interpreted
Dubby, weird, plenty of space and subtle percussion. Takes you on a journey.
Biome – Propaganda
Space is ace when it comes to production/arrangement.
Hodge – Mind Games
Never underestimate a simple melody.
Bandshell – Rise Em
Percussion is powerful.
Carlito and Addiction – I want you
Oldskool is totally cool.
Mumdance – Smasher
Always have fun!
‘Tree Of Idleness’ by Silas & Snare will be released on the 25th January via Brotherhood Soundsystem Records – pre-order here.