Despite quite a slow start to the new millennium, Electronic music has actually started to sound exciting again. Discounting the tedious procession of wobble bass bandwagon jumping that the mainstream chasing dubstep scene seems to have become and the in-fighting, bitching and self loathing that is marking the whole glo-fi movement, the last decade of boring, guitar led indie music has only really succeeded in pushing tastes back towards the more adventurous world of the laptop producers. Boutique label Make Mine have already had one of the most exciting acts to flourish out of this scene put out on it’s imprint with the Gold Panda, and it looks like repeating the trick with Brighton’s Teej.
Details on the man are incredibly hard to come by, which is not helped by the fact that the moniker is shared with an ’emcee’. However, the music more than speaks for itself, with atmospheric loops providing the basis for a series of bright, brash instrumentals, which often feel like they could be the soundtrack to some kind of seminal videogame. Rumour has it that the Teej has recently relocated to Hokkaido, and it is there that the shimmering synth based Thirst EP was apparently formulated. Yet another testament to the amount of brilliant free music that is swimming about at the minute, it’s urgent whilst still remaining ambient, propelled by breakneck beats. Title track of the forthcoming EP ‘I got electrocuted’ is a continuation of that, written shortly after a mishap involving a faulty keyboard, an electric shock and a trip to the hospital, it bristles with energy, whilst being wonky in a similar manner to that of Tom Vek. There might not be much written about him as of yet, but that should soon change on the basis of what’s been put out so far.
Teej – Slow Motion Summit