Every so often an artist emerges who completely changes the game. Meet renegade experimentalist Noga Erez. Born and living just outside Tel Aviv, Erez's freewheeling songs are energised by the politics that surround her, but are also anchored in a desire to make as many people as possible feel.
This is politically charged pop exploded out onto a universal stage. Inspired by strong artistic figures such as Björk and MIA, as well as everyone from Frank Ocean to Radiohead to Kendrick Lamar to FKA Twigs, Erez is the definitive sound of the world we live in today. For Erez, music is at its best when it allows for both presence and absence. "I have this idea of giving people moments of thought and inspiration, and at the same time giving moments of escapism and fun."That is, after all, what all music should do, and what Noga Erez is here to fearlessly master.
Described as “half darkly-cosmic and half retro-minded”, London-based multimedia artist Morgan Hislop scrapes together a heady mix of candy-coated percussion, quirky vocal cuts and lashings of rich synth textures. The electronic styling of his musical direction is both immediately playful, refreshingly off-kilter and soaked in a layer of club-ready dynamism.
His debut single ‘Bright As the Moon, But Darkened By The Drama’ was released at the tail end of 2014 on Slugabed’s Activia Benz imprint. Featuring close affiliate and muse Hairy Hands (Tape Club Records) on vocal duties, the track garnered a huge response, described as “a tropical mist of chill that is as much leftfield experimentalism as it is ear-friendly pop” by Dummy Mag and notching up 65,000 plays in just a month.
Morgan Hislop’s live show is a unique experience with a host of unheard material, reworked tracks, guest vocalists and kitsch visuals.