Like I wrote in this short piece for Pitchfork, LA producer Glenn Boothe (a.k.a. Knx., Knxwledge) epitomizes the phrase “quietly prolific”; the guy has been dropping excellent beats non-stop since 2009, and yet it seems like hardly anyone outside of his SoCal scene is talking about him. This gummy, soulful tune is taken from his new double-tape for Stones Throw/Leaving Records, and is one of 53 tracks released on Anthology.
Disclosure has been on the lips of just about every fan of electronic music as the breakout UK duo gets ready to drop their debut album, Settle. Leading up to that release, I was more than pleased to write a quick piece for Pitchfork about that record’s powerful opener, “When a Fire Starts to Burn”, which was given the Best New Track honors.
In this in-depth review/analysis of the self-titled debut LP by Flume, I speak with the Australian crossover sensation about hype, and breakdown the elements at work both in the album’s music and behind its rapid ascent.