Lil Silva – Lines
Lil Silva’s new EP sees him exploring love and meaning in his unique hybrid UK production idiom.
Less tied to the frenetic pace of his ‘for club play only’ instrumentals, ‘JIMI’ sees him modulate through textures, in a meditative state of mind, traveling his inner visions and memories. Silva’s vocals are weaved through tracks ‘The Play’, ‘Lines’ and ‘Struggle’ while newcomer Cosima contributes to the spine-tingling ‘Caught Up’ and Los Angeleno singer Kent blesses the epic night time soul of ‘De Ja’.
A compulsive music maker who often averages 80 tracks a week, Lil Silva (real name TJ Carter) is the producer from Bedford who started out working with the iconic early grime crew Macabre Unit, progressed to collaborating with kindred spirit Sampha, shaping the dusky breakout sound of BANKS and entering 2016 having co-produced a track for Adele with Mark Ronson (‘Lay Me Down’).
The new EP sees his signature blend of metallic techno samples, UK hardcore continuum sub bass and syncopation as well as twilight soul and R&B dramatics.
2016 is set to be another trend setting year for Lil Silva. As well as the new 6 track EP he is using his own LS white label for a collaborative special project vinyl release designed by Virgil Abloh of Off-White.
1. The Play
3. De Ja ft. Kent
5. Caught Up ft. Cosima