Loraine James releases her debut album on Hyperdub, marking the event with a set at Corsica’s regular Hyperdub night. London born, Loraine was raised on the rich and varied musical textures that the capital has to offer. She takes influence from the jazz, electronica, UK drill and grime that surrounded her while growing up. Described as “a live jam session with a jazz mentality, contrasting the delicate and abrasive”, You And I is a love letter to the buildings in which she grew up and also to love itself.
Thusday will see Loraine play alongside RINSE FM stalwart Josey Rebelle and a live set from Brother May. The Zøne will give way to ‘KONTAKT’, an installation by Carolin Schnurrer which explores the power of physical touch and sound as a new means of communication in a networked, but atomised society.
Here Loraine give us a playlist as eclectic as the influences she was raised on, featuring dirty tunes from label mate Scratcha DVA, contorted heaviness from Giant Swan and Baltimore hip hop from JPEGMAFIA.
Brockhampton – Big Boy
I’ve been listening to the new Brockhampton record on repeat, and this chorus is on loop all day
JPEGMAFIA – Beta Male Strategies
JPEGMAFIA can never do any wrong.
Barker – Paradise Engineering
Barker is doing techno like no-one else at the moment.
Scratcha DVA & DJ Polo – Boog
Just a dirty tune
Giant Swan – 55 Year Old Daughter
Who’s doing it like Giant Swan? No-one
Telefon Tel Aviv – a younger version of myself
Can never do any wrong.
Check out Loraine, Josey Rebelle and Brother May at Ø, this Thursday.