Letherette (Bonus Track Version) by Letherette on Apple Music

13 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Making the jump from beatmaking and remixing to a full-on album is often an elusive goal for electronic musicians. For the duo Letherette, its self-titled debut bridges this gap while demonstrating a leap forward in artistry. With an appearance on Giles Peterson's Brownswood series and a remix of the artist Bibio, the pair showed that it had the production chops to make relevant and compelling beat-driven music. But on Letherette the duo turns this ability into an art, giving songs the time to breathe and change. Making references to soul and '70s rock in the midst of choppy instrumental hip-hop, there's a parallel to earlier works of RJD2 or Daft Punk in the mix. Yet Letherette's willingness to go more minimal and organic than those artists, and its kinship with the current generation of beatmakers, gives the duo an angle all its own. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Making the jump from beatmaking and remixing to a full-on album is often an elusive goal for electronic musicians. For the duo Letherette, its self-titled debut bridges this gap while demonstrating a leap forward in artistry. With an appearance on Giles Peterson's Brownswood series and a remix of the artist Bibio, the pair showed that it had the production chops to make relevant and compelling beat-driven music. But on Letherette the duo turns this ability into an art, giving songs the time to breathe and change. Making references to soul and '70s rock in the midst of choppy instrumental hip-hop, there's a parallel to earlier works of RJD2 or Daft Punk in the mix. Yet Letherette's willingness to go more minimal and organic than those artists, and its kinship with the current generation of beatmakers, gives the duo an angle all its own. 

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About Letherette

A Wolverhampton, England-based production duo, Letherette is the project of Andy Harber and Richard Roberts, who form and fuse house, electro, and hip-hop into a stylish whole that at times recalls the work of Dilla and Daft Punk. After becoming friends at age 11 and going to college together, the pair began recording tracks as Letherette in 2003. Part of the Artists' Valley collective, which also counts Bibio's Stephen Wilkinson as a member, Harber and Roberts released the first two Letherette EPs on Alexander Nut's Hotep imprint in 2010 and 2011 respectively, then signed to Ninja Tune. Around that time, they also made mixes for BTS Radio and remixes for Bibio and Machinedrum. The duo's Ninja Tune debut, the Featurette EP, arrived in 2012, and their self-titled debut album appeared in April 2013. Harber and Roberts delved deeper into hip-hop and downtempo on 2016's Last Night on the Planet, which featured collaborations with rappers Rejjie Snow and Pyramid Vritra and the folktronic duo Jed and Lucia. ~ Heather Phares

  • ORIGIN
    Wolverhampton, England
  • FORMED
    2003

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