Easing us into 2017 Belgium’s finest, Eskimo Recordings, returns with ‘The Red Collection’. The 6th instalment in the label’s colour series it brings together the best of the label’s recent releases with unreleased gems from their friends and family including Satin Jackets, Atella, This Soft Machine and many more. Across 13 tracks (and a bonus mix CD) ‘The Red Collection’ expertly segues between leftfield electronic pop, disco and house, taking us from the frozen north to the souks of the middle east and beyond.
In the past few years, Hermigervill has established himself as one of the main players in the Icelandic electronic music scene. Although his name might be hard to pronounce, his live show is very easy to understand. It is all about fun and human emotion, translated through machines and cables, and feels truly live, as opposed to the majority of today's solo electronic acts. Working behind the scenes and on stage with many remarkable Icelandic artists such as Berndsen and Retro Stefson, his musical vision stretches further than many people realize.
He remixed the Horixon song ‘Hold It Like I Own It’, featuring Maya on vocals. The Hermigervill album ‘I’ included tracks like ‘Brewed in Belgium’ and ‘Brute in Belgium’, featured a track with John Grant on vocals (winner ‘Rough Trade Album of the Year’) and got played a lot in the Eskimo HQ. ‘Solitaire’ is a perfect introduction to his music.