One of the best things an artist or even a fan can do to further assist the movement is to point music lovers in the direction of another artist. A visit to one of my favorite newcomers, Kwabs, Facebook page was hyping a fellow artist Kwabs shared the stage with the night his Live at Blue Flowers, free download two-track EP, was recorded.
UK electrosoul and house music artist George Maple only has three original tracks out that I can readily find available on the U.S. version of iTunes, including one on the Flume compilation project (I’m not counting the two remixes of “Fixed”). A female James Blake meets Leon King industrial house and soulful electronica of “Fixed” immediately struck me as that next level, trance-inducing music you want to get your cardio or dance on to. She proves herself more than a one-trick pony with her more neo-soulful minimalist single, “Uphill,” one that might be more in the vein of the latter-day Sade crowd than the Chicago/Bmore house/techno party crowd. Be on the lookout for more of this Ms. George Maple; we here at SoulTracks think she’s going places.
By L. Michael Gipson
George Maple - "Fixed"