Stealth archives: 2012

Ifan Dafydd at Stealth Vs Rescued, Stealth & The Rescue Rooms

  • Saturday 28th January 2012
  • Supported by: Ifan Dafydd, Stealth Residents, Rescued! DJs, Vinyl Countdown & more tbc

stealth vs rescued

Voted 'Nottingham's Best Club Night' 2009 & 2010
Every Saturday at Stealth & The Rescue Rooms


Saturday 28th January, 2012

Rescued! Djs
Vinyl Countdown
& lots more tbc

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"When Ifan Dafydd's single So Good was first played on Gilles Peterson's radio show in February 2011, people assumed it was a new James Blake track. Played with no introduction other than a cursory "I know nothing about this guy", the song's use of densely layered and heavily treated vocals (taken from Amy Winehouse's You Know I'm No Good) interweaved with honey-drip beats and dying organ sounds certainly seemed more than a nod to Blake. The conclusion to – let's be honest here – one of music's least interesting mysteries is that Ifan Dafydd isn't in fact James Blake, but he may be either his cousin or ex-flatmate. So there." - The Guardian.

  In November, Ifan chopped n screwed Emeli Sandé's 'Daddy' with stunning results and a rework for kindred spirit Gang Colours is forthcoming. It's testament to the emotive foundation and inherent musicality of Ifan's music that he has made such an immediate and deep-seated impact on the electronic community in such a short time. "It's flattering, surreal and indeed surprising," says Ifan.

Emeli Sande - Daddy (Ifan Dafydd Remix) by pushandrun

 Ifan's songs have since featured on mixes by SBTRKT, Jamie xx, Huw Stephens, Oneman, Sinden and the aformentioned Gilles Peterson (with 'No Good' attaining a coveted spot in his Best of 2011 selection on BBC Radio 1).

Stepping out in 2012 with two entirely original productions via Push & Run, 'Treehouse' and 'To Me' do nothing but cement his already lofty reputation and establish the 23 year old as an immensely exciting prospect for the future.

Opening with pretty piano chords, swirling strings and an off-kilter drum pattern, To Me is more expansive and experimental than So Good. Around the four-minute mark, various strands that seem distinct up to that point, finally intertwine to create heart-bursting loveliness.

Ifan Dafydd - Treehouse / To Me - PAR 4 by pushandrun


Full support info TBC.