M+A are a relatively new production duo that I have been curious about for a while now, they received the honour of becoming the winners of last years Emerging Talent Contest at the Glastonbury music festival run by Michael and Emily Eavis and have since seen their profile begin to rocket.
Italian’s Alessandro Degli Angioli and Michele Ducci impressed the Eavis’s with their impressively produced brand of loungey chillwave and overall synth strewn dreaminess but whilst these debut tracks were molten butter smooth to the ear, they did have a tendency to wash over without leaving a major statement other than that they were excellently produced.
That the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Contest recognised something new and noteworthy in their work and the resulting growing interest in the band seems to have had M+A pull out all the stops in commissioning new material.
Showing that they are capable of generating interest and are proficient in expediently evolving their sound to implement the missing element of memorably infectious hooks within their already plaudited chilled disco formula, M+A are authentically bossing it on their new EP “Anyway Milkyway”.
The duo have added in keynotes of tropical house and accents of rap into their dreamily chillaxed repertoire and this all makes for a somewhat unique experimental twist which presents itself as a sunshine fusion of heavy bass sought riddims.
With production driven bands like Disclosure, Gorgon City and Years & Years all coming to some significant prominence over the last couple of years, M+A are continuing to be singled out as ones to watch, mores to the point they are certainly not afraid to lay it down and mix it up!
Predict that swathes of festival-goers will be going ape-shit like I am right now for the fascinatingly compelling Balearic grooves of “Do The Shout” and the bold Gorillaz-esque funkiness of “Ninja” especially.