Get your headphones at the ready. GoodIdeas, the newest single release from Berlin-based producer bloodkneeves, is a shimmering slice of ambience that deserves your full attention.
A man who was never a friend to the spacebar, bloodkneeves has been busy of late, with his new track following on from last month’s more club-ready 4am Conversations. GoodIdeas, in turn, shows the producer’s more reflective side, in a return to the style that’s proved a successful formula through a number of releases since 2014.
A well-suited soundtrack to the early hour haze of a dingy Berlin bar
An airy intro builds into a shuffling offbeat, reminiscent of British giants of the genre like Phaelah, Four Tet and Bonobo. Early dubstep influences are combined with a trip-hop sensibility, with the slick production showing that this is an artist hitting a real vein of form. The xylophone motif adds to a hypnotic feel, making this a well-suited soundtrack to the early hour haze of a dingy Berlin bar.
Intricate, experimental, and rich in its instrumentation, this single marks bloodkneeves out as one to keep an eye on over the coming year.
You can find previous releases by bloodkneeves here, or by searching on SoundCloud, YouTube or Spotify.