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Pritchard is truly setting the bar when it comes to pushing limits. When his tracks are flipped, twisted and launched back at you, I see them as an art piece. It reminds me a bit of the character “No Face” in the Hayao Miyazaki film, Spirited Away. A misunderstood creature that seems gentle enough at first, but then devours its surroundings to transform into an unexplained object. Eventually, it throws up it’s contents to return back to form. At times it’s terrifying, beautiful, but in any shape, it always demands the most attention.
His first guest mix was often cited as our best of 2010. He returns for Round 2.
Young Montana’s debut LP, Limerence, is out now on Alpha Pup Records, and it’s one of the best electronic releases you’ll hear this year.
Original Air Date: May 12, 2011
Young Montana? – In Finite (Extended Version)
Zeroh – Hella4s&7s
Alby D – This Dawn
Infinite Potentials – Lovesong
Nujabes – Feather
Lapalux (feat. Stainless Steele) – Long Days
Bambooman – Knowledge
Paul White – Alien Nature
Pony Pony Run Run – Hey You (Young Montana? Remix)
Fox Gut Daata – Robbie’s Tune
Blank & Kytt – Strap 34
Dorian Concept – Her Tears Taste like Pears
Adele – Rolling in Deep (Jamie xx Remix)
Jacque Polynice – Obama O’s (Mike Slott Remix)
Mono/Poly – Needs Deodorant
Young Montana? x Solar Bears – Dream Valley
Golden Girls – Kinetic (Lone Remix)
Matthewdavid x Dntel – Ferry
Young Montana? x S.Maharba – Wanking a Pineapple
Lewis – Love Showered Me
YOUNG MONTANA (COVENTRY, UK)
GUEST MIX FOR ANDREW MEZA’S BTS RADIO
Playful loops, glitches and bubbling bass, Young Montana? is yet another artist of a new wave. An artist of a new generation ready to be taken seriously. Jon Pritchard is the 19-year-old producer behind the Young Montana? pseudonym, and his fast-forward career has been catching a lot of insider attention.
Hailing from Coventry, the West Midlands region of England, Pritchard falls into the circle of artists recently featured on BTS, like Shlohmo, Letherette and S.Maharba, who’ve seem to come out of nowhere and raise the bar in electronic music.
Earlier this year, Mary Anne Hobbs dubbed him her “favorite unsigned artist of 2010” and afterwards, the MAH/Los Angeles connection led to a signing with Daddy Kev’s Alpha Pup label. Pretty good for someone who started making music a year ago.
In what’s sure to be considered another BTS essential, Young Montana? drops this fantastic mix for Andrew Meza’s BTS Radio.
Original Air Date: September 7, 2010
Running Time: 56 minutes
Lacc Fork – Shed Arms
Dem Hunger – Mosque Vibrations
Blank & Kytt – Who You Are
1000names – Long Early Morning
Mount Kimbie – Mayor
Egyptrixx – Drive U Crazy
Jimmy Edgar – Hot Raw Sex (Machinedrum Remix)
Oscar McClure – Lost Master Test-Track
Bullion – Get Familiar
Young Montana? – Midnight Snacks
Crooklyn Dodgers ’95 – Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers
Clark – Ted
S.Maharba – White Tights Black Shoes
Letherette – Dance Brace
Nabo – Parkinlot Pimpin
Shlohmo – Tomato Smash
Busta Rhymes – Touch It (Acapella)
Dorian Concept – The Fucking Formula
Amanda Blank – Might Like You Better (Acapella)
J Dilla – Mythsysizer
Ramadanman – Work Them
Kuhn – Slime Beach
Hudson Mohawke – Thunder Bay
Africa Hitech – Blen (Remix)
Slum Village – Reunion
Young Montana? – Hot Heathrr
Young Montana? – BTS Beat 1
Young Montana? – Legwrap
Mighty Upsetter – Black Belt Jones
Last year, dubstep mum Mary Anne Hobbs signed Young Montana out as her “favourite unsigned arists of 2010″. Today, we’re streaming his debut album.
Listening to Limerence, you can see why. Hyperactive from the start, it’s beats music for a generation overloaded with information. The grooves are strong enough to reign supreme, but Montana never lets them sit still for long, cutting and splicing them into a white-hot vision of electronic music turned on its head, falling into new, unpredictable shapes. Yes, it’ll be a bit too much for some, but fans of Hudson Mohawke, Prefuse 73, etc, all might have just found their album of the year.
It’s out now on Alpha Pup; check it out below.