We’re introduced to “Golden Horn” by a heaving, descending sub tone, one which signals a certain type of artist has arrived. Getting support from such luminaries as Gilles Peterson and Mary Anne Hobbs is no small feat, and the work of London producer Blacksmif doesn’t rely upon a simple formula. Swiping jazz progressions and longing vocals from vintage sources and re-assembling them to create a laid-back stepper’s rhythm complete with congas is one way of beginning to describe Blacksmif’s work on “Golden Horn,” but when listening to this unreleased tune, it’s the sumptuous sum of these disparate parts that hits hardest. On May 21, he’ll will be releasing a new single, “Hoop Dreams” b/w “Microweight,” for BlahBlahBlah, but you can stream the full release and a new Blacksmif mixtape now, after the jump.

WeAreBlahBlahBlah EP41 – Mixed Blacksmif by Weareblahblahblah on Mixcloud

Golden Horn