New Music Friday: Lil Silva’s ‘Yesterday is Heavy’
Dom Chung, Soho House’s Head of Music, reveals the bands, tracks and artists you should be listening to right now
Friday 16 September 2022 By Soho House Artwork by Bafic
When we first started thinking about creating a new weekly music column, only one person sprung to mind: our very own Head of Music, Dom Chung. This is the man, after all, who hand selects the brightest of the bright new artists to perform at our Houses globally.
Chung is here every Friday to reveal his pick of that talent. Consider him your guide on your weekly journey into melodic enlightenment.
Next up, Lil Silva.
Who and what are you listening to this week, Dom?
Yesterday Is Heavy, by Lil Silva.
How did he come to your attention?
‘Lil Silva is a long-established DJ and producer on the UK electronic scene, with lots of early support from his good friend, producer and presenter Benji B. He has a list of heavyweight writing credits for the likes of Adele, Mark Ronson and Banks to his name, as well as a side project with fellow producer and DJ, George FitzGerald.’
What is it you love about this album?
‘It features an array of guests and friends he’s met along the way, including BADBADNOTGOOD, Ghetts, Charlotte Day Wilson, Little Dragon and Sampa the Great, highlighting how connected Lil Silva’s black book is. Tracks weave effortlessly between downtempo tunes and the more contemporary dancefloor sounds he’s known for, nodding to both sides of his personality as a DJ and producer.’
If you had to pick one of their tracks to listen to on repeat, what would it be?
‘“Ends Now” – his collaboration with our Soho Rising artist, serpentwithfeet.’
Where would you position him in the musical canon?
‘Lil Silva is at the forefront of contemporary music. File alongside: Four Tet, Floating Points and Benji B. Yesterday Is Heavy is his first full artist album after more than a decade of quietly influencing a number of genres and artists. Give it a listen.’
Click here to listen to our Soho Rising playlist.