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Today’s FACT mix comes from Kuedo, the artist formally known as Jamie Vex’d.
As one half of Vex’d, Jamie Teasdale’s role in the rise of dubstep was an important one: together with Roly Porter, he carved out some of modern Britain’s ugliest, most malevolent dance music.
Since leaving Vex’d, Teasdale has slowly reinvented himself, culminating in Severant, his stunning solo album for Planet Mu. Severant finds Jamie making music far truer to his current musical loves; most notably US trap rap and ’80s synth melodies in the Vangelis/Blade Runner vein. It’s a simple formula, but one that’s resulted in one of 2011′s most distinctive and addictive long-players.
If you’ve heard Severant, then Jamie’s FACT mix will make total sense. But what’s really remarkable is, given the frequent gear-shifts in style and tempo, how smooth and cohesive it sounds.
Read our interview with Jamie here - http://www.factmag.com/2011/09/27/kuedo-a-certain-sentiment