A collection of Frett’s favourite lo-fi tracks: rough production and deliberate imperfection. Simon and Elliott from the band each choose five of their top tracks.
You might have heard Frett on the airwaves over at Radio 1 or XFM. Having garnered a strong following of fans across social media and Soundcloud, the duo from Suffolk and Essex are set to release their latest track, ‘Silent Alarm’ soon, with a video coming out next week, opens with a knee trembling rumble of bass, quickly cut through by falsetto vocals like a sharpened knife.
Simon and Elliott have created a playlist of their favourite lo-fi tracks for us, including offerings from the certified King of Chill, James Blake and House masters, Four Tet and Burial.
Bon Iver – ‘Heavenly Father’
Simon – ‘I’ve been listening to Bon Iver over and over for the last forever. Always hits the spot emotionally for me and this track is no exception.’
James Blake – ‘CMYK (live at Pitchfork Festival)’
Elliott – ‘I have requested that this track be played at my funeral, easily one of my favourite tracks of all time! Even better live.’
Jai Paul – ‘Jasmine’
Simon – ‘I remember when I first heard Jai Paul and his oddball production, it was like nothing I’d heard before… I wish he would start playing live, I’d be there.’
Mount Kimbie – ‘Maybes’
Elliott – ‘I have always felt a strange connection with this track, I think its the anticipation of everything coming together, Mount Kimbie are a true inspiration.’
Gorillaz – ‘Kids with Guns’
Simon – Awesome lo-finess. We’re big fans of a good big build up and the end of this track hits the spot.
Shlohmo – ‘Rained the whole time (Nicolas Jaar Remix)’
Elliott – ‘I couldn’t pick between Nicolas Jaar and Shlohmo so i picked both, they’re both great examples of what happens when you push the boundaries of music.’
Sohn – ‘The Wheel’
Simon – ‘I love the clicky, yet organic sounding drum. There’s something beautifully simple about this track.’
Lapalux – ‘Without You’
Elliott – ‘Just love this track, the production is so creative and really makes an impression, I always relate lapalux to the expressionism movement in the art world, a true misunderstood genius!’
Thom Yorke – ‘The Clock’
Simon – ‘Thom Yorke and Radiohead have always been huge inspirations of mine, listening to Radiohead turned me from a musician into a songwriter.’
Burial & Four Tet – ‘Moth’
Elliott – ‘Another great pairing of minds, love how this tune is so simplistic but never boring, could listen to it all night long.’
Frett’s latest single, ‘Silent Alarm’ is set to be released next week with an accompanying video.