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By | Published on Tuesday 29 May 2012

Crewdson

When not performing with jazz outfits Saltwater Samurai and Hello Skinny, or as part of Matthew Herbert’s live band, South London producer Hugh Jones also somehow finds the time to create solo work under the name Crewdson, releasing his debut album under this name, ‘Gravity’, via Slowfoot Records last June

That record nudges glitchy beats, snatches of jazz and garage, and an array of bright samples from numerous sources together. Using a delicate touch rather than heavy-handedly forcing all of these different elements together, Jones created a fine balance between them all with brilliant results.

This week sees the release of the first new Crewdson material since ‘Gravity’, a single called ‘Sandstone’. The track, currently available only via bleep.com, manages to lean in the opposing directions of Hot Chip and early Jamie Liddell. It’s infectious and entrancing, very much worth playing on repeat a few times so you can start to slip underneath its various layers.

Check out the video for ‘Sandstone’ here:



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