New music guide The Neu Bulletin (7th October 2014)

Raury heads up DIY’s batch of new music tips, featuring BC Kingdom and DJAO.

The Neu Bulletin is a daily update of the most exciting new things DIY’s listening to. Some of the music you’ll like, some of it you won’t. Think of it as a stream of recommendations that every so often pops up something spectacular. Most of these are Bandcamp finds, big ups from readers or cheeky submissions that pop out of the inbox.

Every day we offer up a choice show, a song of the day (branched under the understated heading “Big Neu Thing”) and a little something extra that’s caught our attention. Check back here every day for your latest Neu Bulletin delivery and follow our ‘Listen’-tag for everything new music related.

Raury - London, Red Gallery

Last week saw Atlanta’s Raury - a genuine future star in the making - perform his first UK shows in support of SBTRKT. Tonight marks his debut headline show, a ridiculously in-demand first glimpse of someone so ambitious, they claim to be aiming to start a revolution, for crying out loud. Just try and stop him.

BC Kingdom - COLOURS

It’s happened - Moby’s ‘Play’, a seminal end of the ‘90s LP, is getting a nostalgic lease of life. A sample from ‘Natural Blues crops up in Los Angeles duo BC Kingdom’s latest, head-turning track ‘Colours’. When it comes to these distinct shades - “yellow, grey”, whatever - they’re listed like weapons, cementing this electronic track as a deadly number that goes in for the kill with one enrapturing sample to topple them all.

DJAO - Basement

Listening to Seattle producer DJAO’s music can sometimes feel like digging through hard ground in order to find a pile of gold. There’s specks of it creeping out of murky soil, and every so often they’ll expose themselves to the naked eye. ‘Basement’ dwells in quiet corners - it exists to be discovered, not to jump out into the spotlight in a flash. Sometimes music ticking this aesthetic can be used to hide mistakes and everyday errors - here, in the line of someone like Vondelpark, it’s a tool for further fascination. The track’s taken from a forthcoming debut LP.

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