Breaking out with the first edition of his Motown Edits series in October 2011, Edit Murphy quickly sprang to the attention of the internet, labels and public alike. Featuring Edits of classics by Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers and more, the EP garnered over 10,000 hits within the week on his sound cloud account alone. A remix of Miguel Campbell’s “Baby I Got It,” swiftly followed which featured in mixtapes from Loose Cannons and caught the attention of Tiger & Woods, who began to drop it in their DJ sets. Compounding his rise other tracks have been played by artists as diverse as Soul Clap and Crystal Fighters. Coupled with mix tapes and podcasts that have gone out from the UK to Australia, interest is piqued and global.
Attracting the interest of various record labels his debut EP is coming out on Smoke n’ Mirrors in early 2012, along with Volume 2 of the Motown series and followed by a second EP later in the year.
Keep an eye out for Edit Murphy, as his signature disco-house touch will be gracing your ears soon.
Edit Murphyʼs “Brooklyn Nights” achieves classic house vibes with glowing synth chords, a soft kick drum, and R&B-style vocals. The effects give the track an echoing quality that perfectly complements its soulful depth. Fantastic Man spices up “Brooklyn Nights” by adding organic percussion, bass, and delayed keys. The track wanders playfully through a development of subtle build-ups and funky, groovinʼ basslines. Savileʼs remix stretches out the vocals, creating a slow-building jam perfect for a sunrise set. Weaving in a variety of elements and a meandering synth, his mellow interpretation pulls apart just as smoothly as itʼs built up. In “Beverly Thrills,” Edit Murphy takes a turn for disco as he develops a shimmery atmosphere complete with a short funky bassline loop. He ties it all together with sultry female vocals that add that extra bit of allure to an already glittering dance-floor gem.
Here is a nice little podcast or “lovecast” as our buddies like to call it over at Musicis4Lovers. If you haven’t checked out their site or the shows they have been throwing under the alias Lovelife down in San Diego then it’s something to seriously consider. <3