Stream Throwing Shade’s ‘House Of Silk’ EP

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London-based producer, DJ and NTS Radio presenter Throwing Shade has been teasing tracks from her “House Of Silk” EP over the past month. The 5-track EP dropped today and in between bouts of listening to the new Kendrick Lamar project, I’ve had this on repeatedly. Leading track “hashtag IRL” is a nod to what she calls the ironic “anti-social reality of social media,” full of digital glitter and contemporary colloquialisms but pervaded by an uncanny emptiness too. The “repetitive, robotic and melancholy vocals” to her “symbolize the relentlessness with which the internet now dictates our lives…our thoughts are watered down to a common denominator of hashtags, selfies and internet-speak acronyms.” While “hashtag IRL” exemplifies her voice, tapped by SOPHIE for breakout track “Lemonade” and most recent single “L.O.V.E.,” the rest of the EP focuses squarely on her multifaceted production skills, lightfootedly gliding on “Marble Air,” nodding to ‘80s cinema on “Ecco Echo,” compelling idle feet to dance on “Fear of Silence” and slipping through the haze of half-sleep on “Underneath My Eyelids.” If you have a soft spot for experimental-leaning electronic music you’ll definitely dig this. Stream below.



Throwing Shade’s ‘House of Silk’ EP is out now via Ninja Tune (buy).

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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