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  • Filed under: MP3
  • 07/06/2012

First Listen

Alfie "Block19"

Perhaps we're just getting old, but it seems like each successive crop of beatmakers—particularly those hailing from the UK—is younger than the last. The latest example is 17-year-old Alfie, whose rich and subtly soulful creations sound more like the work of a house and techno veteran than something the average teenager would cook up. On July 16, he'll be dropping a new single, "Uncomfortably Numb" b/w "About Midday," via the Blah Blah Blah imprint. Those cuts can be previewed after the jump, but in the meantime, Alfie has offered up "Block19," a similarly refined tune that combines a mellow house groove with some jacking synth sounds and silky vocal bits. Alfie may be a young artist, but if he keeps making tracks that sound like this, the kid won't have to worry about people focusing on his age for much longer.

Average: 8.3 (107 votes)
 
 

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