Today we are pleased to welcome Antwerp-based Capoon. Drawing inspiration from emotion rather than function, the rising artist makes music with a palpable mood and story-telling aesthetic. Releases on Human By Default, MoBlack Records and more display his thoughtful approach. Earlier this month, Capoon made his debut on Damian Lazarus’ Rebellion imprint, delivering the deep and enchanting track ‘Emma’ on Rebellion presents SOULS Vol.3, the third instalment in the label’s burgeoning VA series. To mark the release, we invited Capoon to pick out ten tracks that are special to him, enjoy!


1. Capoon – Emma [Rebellion]

“Recently I checked my studio backups running through my server and found some old content I recorded in high school. It was one of the beautiful songs of Emma’s graduation project I worked for as a student audio engineer. I contacted her and asked permission to do something with it. Besides the fact she’s one of the warmest persons I know, she’s an awesome musician too. Thanks for this opportunity, Emma.”


2. Sophie Hunger – There Is Still Pain Left (Laolu Remix) [Supermoon]

“Every time I go to a Damian Lazarus gig he drops this one. What’s the chance? Lovely vocal, lovely vibe, lovely remix. Can’t say anything else.”


3. Leon Vynehall – It’s Just (House of Depree) [Cocoon]

“You can hear a lot of samples hitting in this track. Beautifully collected and used with love for hiss and old school crackling. Isley Brothers’ ‘Don’t Say Goodbye’ pling plang plongs awesomely used as synth samples. Seems like the lyrics are saying ‘dees is goe’ which means ‘this is good’ in our Flemish (Belgian) Dialect. Never disappoints.”


4. Fat Freddy’s Drop – Dig Deep [The Drop]

“One of my favorite live acts bringing live heat. Can’t resist putting it in my sets. 10:30 crazy minutes.”


5. Simian Mobile Disco, Deep Throat Choir – Caught In a Wave [Wichita]

“Don’t fast forward. Play, enjoy the ride.”


6. D’Angelo – Untitled (How Does It Feel) [Virgin]

“Not prince but d’Angelo. Can play this in a loop. All day.”


7. St Germain – Pont Des Arts [Parlophone]

“One of the reasons why I make music. Pure craftsmanship. One of my all time favs. My dad introduced me to Ludovic’s CD’s while driving through France on holidays.”


8. Howling – Phases (Toto Chiavetta Colour Two) [Innervisions]

“Capoon started as a 2 person project. Stijn (ex Capoon) introduced me to this track. Forever grateful and reminds me of the good times we spent together.”


9. Rosalia – Que No Salga La Luna (Cap.2) [Columbia]

“Imagine yourself in a big theatre. 1 static Follow spot on Rosalia. Goosebumps.”


10. Radiohead – Present Tense [XL]

“Bob Ludwig + Nigel Godrich meets Thom Yorke and his band. Highest emotion in music and my all time favorite musician alive.”


Rebellion presents SOULS Vol.3 is OUT NOW: