Talk about fresh. Airhead only has one 12" under his belt, but already has a fair amount of loving from the bloggin’ underground. The British youngster first shot to the surface with his fellow cohort, the ‘soon to be M-A-S-S-I-V-E’ James Blake.
Blake and Airhead grew up together, played in bands and went to school together. Out of the post-dubstep ashes came a flurry of very young and eager producers in London, all fielding the same kind of music, namely Mount Kimbie, Joy Orbison and James Blake.
‘Pembroke‘ was one of the first tracks to appear under the Airhead & James Blake moniker, which came out in March of this year on the Brain Math label. It is an amputated delirious track, forcing you to move your head from one side to another. It’s definitely got the Blake undercurrent.
‘Paper Street’ is another tune which is up on his MySpace, it collides and shatters soulfully, welding melodies together. Something very dramatic and naive about it all.
Airhead and James Blake do white R&B production some serious justice. Mary Anne Hobbs called Airhead’s music "deeply emotive, breathtaking and very special." The dude is lovely, down to earth and ready for some serious attention in 2010. He will be releasing a full length later this year called ‘Empty 9-Volts’.