Previous Get Some releasee Eagles For Hands is next to step up on GS Introducing, for out twelth edition. He gives away a slick remix of Bristol-based Peaman‘s ‘IDK,’ and tells us a bit about his remix on our next release the ‘High’ EP, out on September 3. Check it below, and grab the track – it’s a winner.
- Eagles For Hands, please introduce yourself.
Hi my name’s Laurie. I live in Brighton and when i’m not out of the house being a normal human being I like sitting around in my pants making music.
- What is behind the name you produce under?
My mate Sam came up with it in reference to a lyric swapping game we were playing one night a while back. It really stuck in my head. I liked the imagery it created and how the words sounded phonetically, whilst at the same time not really meaning anything in particular. That’s always been my relationship with words in music.
- Who are the main inspirations for your music? Any particular releases?
So many It’s hard to say. When I was growing up I played in lots of orchestra’s, choirs and bands so I was exposed to a wealth of diverse music that has undoubtably inspired my over the years. When I started making electronic music i’d say that (to name but a few) Bonobo (especially ‘Black Sands’), Thom Yorke, Massive Attack and Four Tet were a big inspiration to me. Then discovering producers like Mount Kimbie, James Blake and Joy Orbison had a massive influence on how I viewed production.
- Can you describe your productions with a genre?
It’s tricky. I guess you’d have to ask someone else for a unbiased opinion but for me personally I’d probably say a broad electronica tag, mainly because I love so many different styles of electronic music that I tend not to write with a specific genre in mind. My aim is to keep on developing my sound and just see what comes out.
- I wouldn’t say your tunes are particularly dancefloor focused.. What do you play when DJing?
I agree, and DJing is still quite a new thing for me. When I do play out though I like keeping it energetic, fun and musically interesting. I love finding creative remixes of better known tracks. That way you get to show people something that might be new to them but at the same time keeping that familiarity. There’s an awesome Gigamesh remix of ‘Everything in it’s Right Place’ by Radiohead that I play a lot.
- Whose music are you really feeling right now? And who do you see as one to watch for the coming months?
I’ve got so much love for the Brighton producers that i’m surrounded by who are all making amazing music and helping us all progress further. Boycom, Platyπ and Ambassadeurs to name a few. Bristol based musicians Arkist and Peaman are both fantastic producers making some really interesting music at the moment. Check out the Vivid Sounds page on soundcloud for more up and coming Bristol producers. Slugabed‘s music still baffles and amazes me at the same time. I’m a huge fan of his. Also I heard some clips from Leon Vynehall‘s ‘Rosalind’ EP the other day which blew me away. Really mature sounding – definitely one to look out for over the coming months and beyond!
- You have a remix coming out on Get Some as part of the High EP? What was it about the original that drew you to it?
I think her (Ella Rothwell) voice is incredible! She has that ‘Andreya Triana‘ sound going on. I wouldn’t be surprised if Bonobo discovers her and gets her to sing on a track in the future. I think the whole mood of the song in general drew me to it. The piano and rhythm work perfectly with the vocal.
- Would you say your remix is fairly typical of how you’re making music at the moment?
Well, it’s at 115 bpm which is slower than I usually make my tracks so I guess in that way it’s quite different, not to say that I wouldn’t write tracks like this again. It’s nice working at a slower tempo because there’s more space to play around with. I want to start working more with vocalists in the future too.
- A word on the track you’ve given the introducing series.
I heard the original and the Kahn remix and really wanted to give it a go. It was great working with the already cut-up vocals. This is the first track I’ve made in a while that isn’t in standard 4/4 timing. It’s still got a half time 4 feel but it’s in phrases of 6. It’s not exactly prog but it keeps it interesting. Probably makes it shit to DJ with too! Hopefully this is getting a release at some point soon which will be cool. Check out clips of the original and the Kahn remix here, and here.
- Finally, please complete the following sentence: Get Some…
…mayonnaise on your chips.