Local Artist  —  Feelings

"A hook-up between Canada's Mood Hut and the label of Peckham's Rhythm Section seemed inevitable. After all, Rhythm Section's Bradley Zero once dedicated an entire two hour radio show to music from the collective, and its members often grace his pool hall parties. But Feelings still comes as a pleasant surprise, simply by virtue of how good it is. "

Born via a chance meeting in the Canadian Rivera and inspired by a heavy dub Session at Notting Hill courtesy of Aba-Shanti-I, Rhythm Section are proud to present our fourth offering from Canadian Producer LOCAL ARTIST.

On the Feelings EP, Local Artist presents 3 very different tracks, tied together by a decidedly dubwise approach to production. From the glaring dub siren in ‘feelings (digital dub)’ to the hazy step of ‘Place I’ via the uplifting shuffle of Ozone, the record is as versatile as it is effective. The clever use of delay, spaced out atmospherics and sound-system dynamics on this 12” has been championed by the likes of Ben UFO, Osunlade, Noise in my Head, Alex Nut, Damiano Von Eckhert and Jack J who have all been vocal early advocates of the release.

Occupying the grey area between house, dub and techno, the EP also doffs it’s cap to the sound of the Canadian Riviera, a la Mood Hut, while paying respects to the pioneering studio work of King Tubby and Rhythm & Sound.
Feelings (Digital Dub)
Place I

Dear Globe: Thanks for listening.

His unstuck, spry rhythms cause heads to nod and mouths to grin – this is a deep, enlivening, good time.
Local Artist makes himself at home in our heads with his warm and enigmatic techno-house, staying in one place only long enough to make an atypical impression. Local Artists’s vibe nicely fits in with the almost imperceptibly new age, lounge-leaning house on Vancouver’s Mood Hut, a label that recently featured his work and other tracks on mix compilations and released a Slow Riffs ambient EP the label describes as “for healing use only” – flowing water and rainsticks are employed, but so are reverberating synth lines and crashing drums. Wyatt’s therapeutic qualities carry over into his club music, keeping it balmy and vaguely introspective – his gorgeous debut EP on Anthony Naples’s Proibito powers its way into cosmic techno-land and his newest release, Feelings, moves along in an unhurried house groove, smoothed by long chords and sparked by reverberating dub twangs and horns.
Published Tue 21 Jun