This wonderfully bright morning we are thrilled to welcome Brooklyn-based beatsmith, jitwam., to MailTape. His languid and soulful selections slowly evaporate the dew and drag the melodies out into the light.
On his full-length debut, ज़ितम सिहँ, Jitwam. deconstructs samples of folk and jazz guitar as they buzz and hiss alongside the warm reverie of vinyl drum samples.
Cara Tivey Trio – Contemplation
Jitwam: “Wake up slow…let the world come to you. Cara Tivey on keysss and blissful harmonies.“
Jay Electronica – Dear Moleskine
Jitwam: “Jay Electronica is light. No matter how fast he raps, his words enter my consciousness so slowwww. An inspiration for the inspired.“
Sam Reed – Love Ain’t Free
Jitwam: “If you wants to feels good you got to listen to music that makes you feel good. This tune always puts a spring in my step and some melancholy in my whistle.“
jitwam. – alone
Sanjay: “There’s a simmering storm beneath the acoustic strums of this track, coerced by generous helpings of reverb and musings on isolation.“
Henry Wu – Shahada
Sanjay: “Henry Wu and Kieron Ifill combine to provide a two-step bedrock for delicate strings to glide over, sitting alongside an infectious and restless b-line with just enough groove for a Sunday morning.“
Nabihah Iqbal – Eden Piece
Sanjay: “Lull yourself into a hazy dream this morning with Nabihah Iqbal’s pared-back track, Eden Piece. All wandering and lilting piano lines, booming kicks and breathy vocals.“
Yves Tumor – The Feeling When You Walk Away
Sanjay: “From a cavernous looping riff reveals Yves Tumor’s voice, an anguished falsetto steeped in phantasmal echoes that sounds as if it’s simultaneously vanishing just as it’s appearing.“