Slumber Sessions: The Hics

The Hics are a duo that bring a jazzy edge to a minimal sound, with their battle of the sexes harmonising they've gained a place in our hearts if not our future playlists.

by i-D Team
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31 July 2014, 10:55am

@the_hics

"Everyone in the band decided to pick a tune each, and then a few of us picked extras. As we are six individual musicians and producers, there's a massively eclectic taste in music - so we wanted to reflect that in the playlist. We hope you enjoy it."

Tracklist:
Eric Lau x Rahel - I'm Fine 
"This is a straight-up chiller, with beautiful relaxed vocals, and a lazy hazy beat. It's perfect for those late summer nights." Geordan.

Quantic - Time Is The Enemy
"I chose this track as it's a regular on my iPod, and reminds me a little of Cut Chemist and Bonobo..." Sam

Ta-Ku - Colour Her Sunshine
"I love the groove of the track. Whenever I listen to Ta-Ku, I can't help but bop my head." Matt

Bilal - White Turns To Grey
"This is perfectly smooth soul: love the bass…" David

Chris Dave And The Drumhedz - Walk On (Feat. Aaron Camper)
"This has amazing emotion, production and composition. It's very clever, the way each section has a push and pull affect, tensing and releasing into the next section." Jacob

Blondie x Souls of Mischief - Heart of Glass (93' Til Infinity Remix)
"I chose this as it's a wicked chilled rework of a classic." Roxane

Chris James (Feat. Ria Moran) - Song for Her (Audiojack's Dub For Rah) 
"I had this on repeat for about a month, and the vocalist is a good friend of mine: her breathy vocals just sit perfectly on top of the skittering rhythms and ambient chords." Geordan

William Arcane - Departed
"I really like William Arcane's voice, and this is a really simple track that just sounds good." Matt

Kendrick Lamar (Feat. Dr Dre) - The Recipe
"This is one of my favourite tracks produced by Dre. A real head-nodder." Roxane

Mala - Changes (James Blake Harmonix Remix)
"The original of this track is wicked, but James just adds those extra elements to make it a banger." Sam

James Blake - I Am Sold
"I chose I am Sold because I love the emotion in his voice in this song, and secondly I find the tension in the music very moving. " Jacob

Credits


Text James Hutchins

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