Since exploding onto the UK garage and dubstep scenes more than a decade ago with tracks like ‘Afterglow’ and ‘Should Be True’, Bristol-based producer Phaeleh has developed a cult following within the underground reaches of the electronic music landscape, releasing on imprints such as Slime Recordings, Anjunadeep, UKF, and his own Undertow. The Undertow label has released exclusively Phaeleh’s own music, alongside a couple of remixes from names like Djrum and
Applebottom, and is responsible for his latest studio album, ‘A New Day’. ‘A New Day’ is Phaeleh’s 12th full length record in 14 years, a feat I’d say is likely unmatched, regardless of genre. It brings 10 new tracks, and features vocal contributions from both Devin Renee and Shaunna Heckman. As with any of the British artists previous releases, fans of ambient-tinged dubstep, garage, bass, and breakbeat sounds will absolutely love this one, offering wispy garage drums, harmonising chord progressions, uplifting melodies and textured basslines, it has everything you might expect from a Phaeleh LP.
Where to start:
Walk Away: Skippy garage drums, pitched up vocals, and bright melodies
Need To Feel: Balearic-leaning melodies meet broken drum rhythms and airy vocals
Breakout: Anthemic breakbeat roller that will have you up and dancing
Previous from Phaeleh:
Soma LP (2021, Undertow)
Embers LP (2020, Undertow)
If you like this then check out:
Synkro – Collected LP (2021, Synkro Musik)
Swarms – Black Chapel Sun LP (2017, Swarms)
Phaeleh – A New Day LP is out now on Undertow.