One half of Jungle, J Lloyd recently released his debut solo mixtape Kosmos. We caught up with him to find out five tracks that have influenced him.
Released earlier last month, Kosmos offers an introspective and blissful blend of summery lo-fi beats, resplendent instrumentals, and soft, breezy vocals. The mixtape was recorded in isolation over 72-hours and Lloyd wrote and recorded all the tracks in order; this creative continuity is tangible in the rippling fluidity of the release.
Alongside this debut release, J Lloyd has also recently worked with Nao and Aluna as well as remixing Lianna La Havas’ ‘Unstoppable’, making a name for himself as a producer in his own right.
Get to know J Lloyd In Five…
MorMor – Some Place Else
Some Place Else was the first track I heard by Canadian singer and multi-instrumentalist MorMor, it has a beautiful mystery to it. It’s hopeful and reaching which is reflected in both the production and lyrics. An overall entrancing track that will be on repeat for sometime.
J Dilla – Coming Back
It’s hard for producers not to talk about J Dilla, a huge inspiration to a generation of music makers. The soulful swagger is contagious, and it’s always fun trying to find what track Dilla sampled. ‘Coming Back’ takes snippets from Brother To Brother ‘The Affair’.
Holy Hive – Blue Light
Brooklyn based Holy Hive’s ‘Blue Light is a beautiful falsetto lead folk-soul track. Warm and pleasant it’s like sunshine to the ears.
The Doobie Brothers – Long Train Runnin’
A classic from one of the most popular pop/rock bands of the 70’s. This is always fun to sing along to.
Weldon Irvine – Morning Sunrise
Morning Sunrise will make you melt. Great track to start the day.
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