London producer Liil Silva will debut on the True Panther label in August with the Mabel EP, a record which is said to prominently feature the beatmaker's own voice along with a pair of collaborations with LA vocalist Banks. Having begun his career with a focus on UK club tracks, releasing the Night Skanker EP via Night Slugs in 2010, Lil Silva has more recently begun shift his aims towards the more pop-inclined side of electronic production, as evidenced on 2012's Patience EP and his collaborations with the likes of Sampha, and—most notably—Stateside pop act Banks. Mabel is said to continue finding Lil Silva moving in this direction, with his "warm and rich" voice leading three of five tracks on the upcoming effort.
Serving as our first taster of the EP is title track "Mabel," a smooth and hazy slice of club-rooted pop that utilizes multiple layers of the producer's own vocals to create thick harmonies as the track's sharp but subtle percussion stirs the current underneath. "Mabel" can be heard in full below before Lil Silva's next effort drops on August 4, a collaborative release between True Panther and London's Good Years imprint.
01 First Mark
03 Don’t You Love (feat. BANKS)
05 Right For You (feat. BANKS)