Silkie (who represents Anti Social Entertainment crew, alongside Quest, Kromestar, Jay 5ive, Heny G & Razor Rekta) is without a doubt one of my favorite dubstep producers, the depth & subtlety he introduces into each track is simply mindblowing. From the early 12-inch releases via Mala‘s Deep Medi , including tracks like “Hooby,” “I Sed” & “Poltigeist,” through to the mastery that was his first full length, City Limits Vol. 1, Silkie has courageously forged his own signature sound, reinventing himself with every release. And so I’m naturally ecstatic that his second full length LP came out this week, City Limits Vol. 2, which includes collaborations with Von D, Truth & Skream – check out Pitchfork’s review. So far, I think the Von D collaboration, “Snowed In” is my favorite track on the album:
In promotion of the album’s release, Silkie also recently did a mix for FACT Magazine – click thru the image for full tracklist & download..
Never one to rest, Silkie has another release coming on one of the underground bass scene’s hottest new labels, Butterz, which is a collaboration with their resident badman Swindle. The track is untitled as of yet, but you can listen to it here on a Butterz Rinse FM show from May – skip to the 44 minute mark to hear the tune in question – it is MENTAL! Silkie & Swindle will be doing their first ever b2b set this Friday at Corsica Studios in London, click thru the flyer below to be taken to the event page..
I’ll leave you with video footage from Silkie & Quest’s live set at the Generation Bass special (see video from all sets that night here) that Mary Anne Hobbs hosted on her now defunct BBC1 Experimental show, which was my first introduction to the man..