It's been a while since we've been introduced to anyone new from Young Turks, the London-based label founded by Caius Pawson, and an imprint of XL Recordings. We have had the new Jamie xx tune, "Girl," to keep us company, but it's otherwise been a minute since we heard something from industry mates FKA Twigs or the deliriously delicious vocal stylings of Sampha. Fader, however, brings our attention to Quirke, the latest artist to sign on with the label (his name even sounds fitting), and with the producer's first track with Young Turks, "Break A Mirrored Leg."
"Break A Mirrored Leg" is indubitably out of the U.K., in the school of Burial's latest effort, and offering a chilling, haunting vibe that would give Thom Yorke the shivers. It builds up slowly, and, despite the lack of a powerful bass, still manages to merit fist thumping, head throbbing, feverish dancing, all that good stuff. While it has elements of noise pop and drone to it, it's progressive electronica the likes that only British music producers can compose. Certainly fitting for your next acid trip.
Quirke's debut 4-track EP for Young Turks, Acid Beth, drops May 19th.