Music: Only Old – Ben Hauke (Far Out Recordings)

South London based Producer; Ben Hauke returns with a solo double-sided album titled Only Old, through Latin American influenced label Far Out Records. Having already worked with some incredibly talented artists in previous projects such as; Nubya Garcia and Joe Armon-Jones, this album seems to continue his eclectic sampled based experimentation with sounds which seem heavily influenced by jazz, broken beats, hip-hop and house.

In spite more focus to his live project with Will Petherbridge, under the guise ‘Dam Slo’, which has seen them play a few shows in London, as well as Bifrmingham renowned pub ‘Hare and Hounds. ‘Only Old’ seems to revert to Ben Hauke’s previous EPs, like ‘Rough Ready Steady’ and ‘First Takes’ but with percussions more relatable to Latin America. ‘Bait – Leo’ displays a perfect combination of that with, harmonious piano chords matched with broken kicks and drums, to high energy cowbells setting pace throughout the track. Whilst, ‘Digi Luv’ featuring Eggrum’s delicate soft vocals,  bless Ben Hauke’s extensive arrangement with soul and depth.

Ben Hauke has continued to show flair and variety to his production with the album, whilst importantly respecting Far Out records message to bring ‘the sound of brazil to the world’.

Have a listen below and support the artists via bandcamp: 


Author: Kofi Yeboah

Hi, Thanks for checking in. My aim for inspired sound is to showcase the talented artists and selectors coming out of the UK underground music scene. I hope this will act as a source inspiration, as well as a platform to elevate up and coming artists. In future, we hope to put on events to showcase up and coming artists and DJs in the UK music scene

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