new music: Cholombian

This week, I bring you one of my recent discoveries from the bill of this year’s Tramlines Festival. While researching acts to feature I came across Cholombian and his absolutely stunning tracks and knew immediately that I had to share his music with you all.

The London based producer and music maker made a serious name for himself last year when he remixed ‘Bloodflood’ by Alt-J and since then he has been featured in the likes of The Guardian and The 405 as well as getting regular airplay on Radio 1 from Rob Da Bank and Gilles Peterson.

‘Saccharine’ features ambient sounds which build up a calming yet tense atmosphere throughout the entire track, there is a strong drum beat, almost choir-like backing vocals and a gentle piano that stand out here whilst also flowing along beautiful with the serene quality of the music in the background. It’s such a wonderful and calming track and just so perfect to hear to chill out after a long or stressful day.

Cholombian’s remix of Alt-J’s ‘Bloodflood’ meanwhile is a beautifully chilled version of the original track. With the hushed, flowing vocals, piano notes and padding drum beats left as they are sitting on a background of swirling and sparse sounds, there really is no wonder that this remix caught the attention of many for Cholombian gaining him plenty of attention in the press and online.

Taking inspiration from everything from black metal to TLC, the work of Danny Elfman as a composer and hip hop beats, he merges all this together to create his own quite special blend of grand soundscapes pretty made from cinematic purposes. With last year being such a big year for him from the remix to sharing stages with Disclosure and Duke Dumont as well as playing Glastonbury and main stage at Bestival and it seems that 2014 is going to follow suit with plenty of festival appearances set for this summer too.

The ‘Saccharine’ EP is available to buy now from iTunes with The Guardian having this to say about it; “Immersive, ethereal sounds… music made for late nights”.

If you are going to be at Tramlines and want to see Cholombian, satch him at The Harley on Friday 25th July.

To find out more about Cholombian visit his Facebook page, his Soundcloud page or you can follow him on Twitter – @cholombiann

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