Tennerz: Typesun – Make It Right (Original) (DBA Dubs)
Dealin’ with as to how Internet is working (from the use of social networks to the running of a website) may to many of us be synonymous with nightmares at times. But thank God, the latter can also be the source of exciting discoveries for those inclined to do research. Which is exactly how I came to discover Typesun‘s ‘Make It Right’. One of those incredible pieces of music that you can’t forget at the end. This while incidentally landing on a website by the likes stampthewax. Then a review of the aforementioned courtesy of Henry Murray…
He wrote: “Some of the finer joys of House Music are based around the perfect loop. A musical idea so attractive that having it go round and round for eight minutes can still not be enough. Much Dance Music in the last 20 years has been based around this concept. But, occasionally, a producer comes along who disregards the loop in order to compose.”
Well, putting the things in a different perspective, I would be tempted to say that what makes a big majority of said House Music (more widely Dance Music) so boring is its construction around a loop that seems to be quite continuous. This translating the poor education both technologically and musically of a whole bunch of self-proclaimed producers. With the latter doin’ nothing but pollute the environment. Thus contributing to seriously discredit the genre…
With this in mind, I’d rather tend to see the aptly titled ‘Make It Right’ as the vision of a drummer, producer and songwriter. In other words Luke Harney, aka Typesun. A man who, obviously havin’ his feet on Jazz/Funk, has given it a nowadays translation. This while using today’s tools – Electronic – to set it as the rhythm pattern of a fascinating cinematic travelling with live musicians responding to each other from so to say a sequence / an act to another.
Typesun… Or hard to not make the connection with Faze Action or Classen Collective as a matter of fact. This with the entry of strings lines courtesy of Juliet McCarthy and Lu Jeffery. Themselves followed by a vibrant keyboard part by the likes of Dan Moore. The latter bringing a bit of melancholy to the whole spiced up with congas left c/o Lisa Sheridan. MOBO-award winning jazz quartet Empirical’s Lewis Wright getting us deeper way on his vibraphone.
This groovy jam which also features Jeff Spencer on bass and Miles James on guitar stands in the tradition of UK’s absolute know how in terms of live togetherness. As illustrated by groups such as Incognito, RSL, The Haggis Horn and other Down To The Bone.
Besides, let’s make it right and not forget that Acid Jazz was born in Britain…
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Hailing from Bristol, Luke Harney, aka Typesun, is a multi-talented artist. Able to play drums, he produces and also happens to DJ. From his hometown renown for being the cradle of Drum & Bass, he has certainly got the progressism. Something one can find on his overall approach of music. Comin’ up with so to say special lights like certain photographer or film makers made their reputations from / or with. The exact way he did back in 2006 with the vibrant and minimalistic ‘The P.L.’ along with singer JB (LoVE) under his Type guise (Root Elevation Recordings). The twosome eventually goin’ for an encore the year after on the same label with ‘Let Me Know’.
Harney, who was no more Type but Typesun then, eventually resurfaced back in 2012. Joinin’ forces with Dubstep producer Guido (Guy Middleton) on ‘Heart Maths’. Then comin’ up on his own with the jazzy smooth ‘Last Home’. Meanwhile closing his account for 2012 with ‘The P.L.’ backed with a remix courtesy of Behling & Simpson.
‘Last Home’ would be given a new life the year after. With thanks to an outstanding remix courtesy of DJ Nature, in like a Faze Action-influenced chillin’ vein (cf. ‘Moving Cities’). Typesun would then make a one off in 2015 with a double A side by the likes of ‘Icebergs / Water Song’. With 2016 seeing him delivering the firing ‘Make It Right’. Then remixing Pete Josef‘s ‘Night Gospel’ as a part of his ‘Colour Remixed’ album for Sonar Kollektiv in 2017. All in all pretty much makin’ of Typesun‘s contributions as many things we consider with some real attention.