One half of 16Bit is now solo and goes by the name of Moody Good.
The drum and bass artist, otherwise known as Eddie Jefferys, was part of a duo that worked alongside Bjork. 16Bit helped to produce some of her 2011 album Biophilia, but soon after the double act split.
Prior to the separation, the group debuted their first EP, In The Death Car, in 2008. Many of their songs featured in the soundtrack for the video game Lilt Line. They received a lot of support from Bjork and worked with Professor Green on his single At Your Inconvenience, which set both artists up for a promising future despite going their separate ways.
The split allowed the London based artist to work on his own records and develop his own independent style. Renaming himself Moody Good and establishing a unique sound for himself, he was recently signed to Chase & Status’ label, MTA Records.
He has been working on his own solo debut album that features collaborations from Yadi and Big Narstie. His new set-up track, Grumbles n Sparkles, from the album also features the upcoming artists Joshua Idehen and Rejjie Snow.
The song itself is moody (funnily enough) with corrupt synths and beats thudding throughout. Warped sounds keep the listener engaged and the low frequency vocals make your hairs stand on end. However, the dark track is softened by the use of Turkish sounds chiming happily in the background. It’s a combination that shouldn’t work at all, but instead they complement one another perfectly.
The same vibe continues throughout the remainder of the tracks found on the artist’s Soundcloud. Noises are produced that make you think an alien invasion is about to occur, but you just can’t stop listening.
Moody Good has reinvented drum and bass for himself despite it being a genre that is difficult to establish yourself in. Well, he’s achieved it – and the soft vocals and harsh beats break free of the stereotypical mould.
If you like what you hear, then you’ll be pleased to know that his album will be available to buy in March 2014.
Words: Sarah Mushet