When thinking about who we should probe about there musical tastes next there was one name that stuck out, Stockports very own James Moult. Who better to get an insight into their musical preferences than the most musically educated person we know. We asked the Crisp scooters pro rider what his current favourite albums where and why.
Crystal castles – III
Crystal castles are an electro pop, electronic band. The two piece outfits sound has moved from a truly experimental glitch-ridden onslaught in the 2008 album I too a more matured and grown sound in there latest offering. This is their newest album out, and its a mixture of fast beats and melodic songs. This is a good album for a mixed park or street rider, giving a good variety of pace and tone throughout the entire album. It kicks in with the heavy dark song ‘Plague’ then has a mix of slow tempo and heavy beat songs. The album has 12 songs; my two personal favorite songs of the album are ‘Plague’ and ‘Transgender’. The song plague is a fast beat which is good for riding in the park, Transgender is a mix of a beat which would be good either in the streets or park.
Logistics – Fear not
The Cambridge native known as Logistics presents his latest offering, Fear Not with a weight of expectation placed firmly upon his fourth release. It kicks off with the song ‘Fear not’ which is quite a heavy tune to kick off what is a much lighter sounding album. The album is made up of tunes that have a fast beat accompanied with lyrics and a good drop that cant fail to get you juiced For this reason his album is good for a big banger/fast action rider. My overall favorite songs of the album are ‘2999- Wherever you go’ and ‘Fear not’ these songs have a bit more pace and drama of which make perfect listening when out hitting big tricks.
Bombay Bicycle Club – I had the blues but I shook them loose
Bombay bicycle club is an indie rock band from south London. ’I had the blues but I shook them loose’ is their first album out which was released in 2009. This is the surprisingly mature and passionate sounding bands first release of which set their name in stone on the music scene. ‘Emergency Contraception Blues’ opens the 12 track album in cinematic fashion, setting the scene and leading nicely into the brilliant, Lamplight. Bombay Bicycle Club have their own style to their Indie/rock style of which can be seen to be inspired by the same mid-80’s bands as the Maccabees. My favorite two songs from the amazing album is ‘Magnet’ and ‘Evening/Morning’ these both have a good indie beat to them and are both great for a chill ride.
Netsky – 2010
Netsky is a Belgian drum and bass producer, his 2010 album is a killer collection of some top all round liquid drum and bass tracks that will both sooth and excite. The amazing album kicks off with the song “Escape” a soulfully upbeat track that draws you in. It has the typical drum and bass kicks with little lyrics which will be good for a fast action rider who’s about to try a banger! The album has 15 insane tracks which all have a good drum and bass vibe to them!