“Mike Slott is a musician routed in Jazz and Classical music but raised with Hip Hop and Electronic equipment. It’s becoming a familiar story these days but strip the story and gear away and you are left with one of the subtlest, most naturally gifted modern producers of the moment. His bravery to explore percussive, textural soundscapes with shifting plates of synthetic melody has earned him kudos from some of the worlds leading musicians and critics.” — Lucky Me
Today’s featured original project is a whimsical trip-hop oldie (2008) that employs all of the staples of the brand: the slashed up pixie female vocals, the shambling beat, the 8-bit synth stabs, etc. Particularly light-hearted and uplifting, Mike Slott’s “Knock Knock” is thick and viscous, employing layer upon layer of saccharine synth sheets and honeyed bass tones, sweetening the pot in the most delightful of ways. Simultaneously light and airy, peaky electric piano stabs and the odd soulful sample leave just enough space in between the notes of this short jam for the sun to shine down and through, bathing the entire mix in a warm, golden hue. If you and I see eye to eye, then we will both be doing tha right thing and finding out what the rest of Mr. Slott’s music sounds like, after downloading the free MP3’s after the bump, that is.