Paul White - One Eye Open EP
I think I can already tell the next release of the week! It's coming from a young London based beatmaker going by the name of Paul White. He hasn't been on my radar since his guestmix for Mary Anne Hobbs‘ show, but my love for his music grew with every track.
So here is One Eye Open, the second 12-inch from One-Handed Music. There is not a single track to dislike, and it's quite versatile as well. The title track has vocal elements reminding of the Flying Lotus, while the second track is more like Dabrye‘s instrumental work. But enough comparisons, Paul White skilfully combines vintage synths with crisp beats and many layers of atmospheric, spaced-out samples. As a bonus, you get a remix from his label mate Bullion.
This highly recommend 12-inch is already available from Rush Hour, a download is also available. If you're looking for more of Paul's work, be sure to check out his other releases or download his beat tapes (links on his MySpace).