Adam Harper, aka Aydio, is a UK-based musician, producer, DJ and visual artist. He uses instrumentation, samples and synthesizers to create music best described as a pastiche of trippy melodies and laid back spaced urban sounds. A keen fan of a variety of different genres of music, his own is mostly influenced by trip-hop, dub, jazz, rock as well as all kinds of electronica. Since his the release of his debut album, Nonentity, in 2010, he has released two further albums and in 2013, his most popular track, 'Deltitnu', was featured on the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, Desert Island Discs, selected by mountaineer Conrad Anker.
Since we came across Aydio last year we have been loving his work and we're delighted to be premiering our pick from his latest album, Inversion, released later this month. The album continues his style of trippy instrumental music and adds yet another mesmerising release to his discography.
EARLIEST MUSICAL INFLUENCES:
An LP my parents had of a compilation of TV theme tunes including the Match of the Day theme. A bit later on I'd say Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Bonobo and Four Tet.
THE IDEAL SETTING TO LISTEN TO THIS:
Atop a sacred mountain at sunset. If no such mountain is available, a sacred molehill will have to do
FILE IT NEXT TO:
The Avalanches and Azealia Banks - it's not just me that sorts things alphabetically is it? ;)