Speelburg is an American/Belgian producer and singer, who grew up in France and now lives in Brighton, UK. He's also an MC when he feels like not singing.
Debuting this week with 'Aubrey', a song about a fictionalized version of someone real, Speelburg demonstrates his knack for real instrumentation and sublime string arrangements. Tom Demac mixed the track and now it sounds better.
He previously featured on a couple of tracks on Leon Vynehall's hip-hop mixtape for Solid Steel/Ninja Tune, but this taster of new material showcases a love for chilled, ambient electronics. For fans of ta-ku, Toro y Moi, Mount Kimbie.
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.