Featured Project: MERCI JITTER – Movements Vol. 002.
Beats music collective MERCI JITTER’s latest compilation release, Movements Vol. 002, is one that stands out from the crowd – it’s the product of “13 international artists ranging from Lithuania to China,” and it combines elements of industrial, trap, bass, and house music, to create a project that is varied but cohesive.
The thematic compilation is accompanied by an art installation from American ceramic artist Kristin McKirdy – as captured by French photographer Benoit Grellet – whose porcelain art is equally diverse, taking inspiration from “Chinese, Japanese pottery as well as primitive art,” per MERCI JITTER.
The project draws influence from a number of different regional soundscapes – this is perhaps never more prevalent than on Guzz’s “舞狮 Lion Dance,” a heavily oriental music-inspired effort which features distinctively Chinese drums. From Rooots’ happy, bouncy, warm-synth-filled “Her Body,” to HNRO’s intricate, layered, percussion-driven “Allure,” to the experimental, bass heavy “Steyeri” from Kim Kate, Movements Vol. 002 is anchored by myriad cultural and sonic influences. The result? A cultural crossroads that defies genres or labels and unites eclectic musical styles in a confluence of internationally flavoured beats.
Downloads for all tracks on the project are available here.
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