A 20 year old resident of Newport Whales, Joel Sinclair makes some pretty breathtaking tracks. If your a fan of James Blake or Jamie XX this will be up your alley. I fell in love with his INTP EP and am super excited when he agreed to whip something up for this feature. Obviously I had to ask him a question or two as soon as I saw/heard the mix.
Ilictronix: So huge fan! What albums are you stuck on right now?
L: Currently my go-to albums are 'Knife Play' by Xiu Xiu, Akkord's eponymous debut, Actress' 'Ghettoville' is getting smashed pretty hard, Sleaford Mods' latest is pretty great. Let's just take a second to bask in the glow of SD Laika's debut too, mmm all those warm eski synths. I just realised that I haven't mentioned Millie and Andrea's 'Drop The Vowels', amazing piece of work.
I: How long have you been producing for?
L: I've been producing for about 5 or 6 years now. I kinda had a head start on it when I was a kid, although those tunes were pretty much just drum loops on drum loops on drum loops.
I: So how do you stay motivated and find inspiration for the moody tracks that you are able to come up with?
L: To create work, I manipulate existing frameworks of genre to describe an environment, scenario or object. I am very interested in the fusion of disparate codes, finding a half-way point between 12 tone serialism and jersey kick patterns, lifting grime freestyles for restretching into a dark ambient context. I am also very concerned with the notion of deconstructivism in music, how little can I use to make a reference, how can I manipulate and distort a framework or set of ideas about a genre to communicate my understanding?
I: What or who would you say your biggest influces are then?
L: As far as influences are concerned, I hope my music lands somewhere between Jam City, Beneath, Acre, Mumdance. There are definitely some Hessle vibes in there and some residual dubstep tendencies
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Actress - Ours
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