‘Key To Life‘ is the third track released from Kauf’s forthcoming debut album ‘Regrowth’, which topped the HypeMachine charts on its week of release. Again it takes on difficult relationships and spins it into a whirling dervish of emotions and introspection that are encased in lush melodies and aural textures.
The Ambassadeurs (UK) widescreen and majestic take, draws on the original groove and propelsthe song gently onto the dancefloor. It seems almost a given that this song will be the soundtrack to many sunsets and sunrises.
‘Patterns’ is the debut album from the much-championed UK electronica artist, Ambassadeurs (aka Mark Dobson). Currently available on Spotify, ‘Patterns’ is available to own from 29 June on his own Lost Tribe Records imprint. ‘Looking At You’ will be released as a single on 10 July. Mark has just dropped a new free download, ‘Seconds’, via his SoundCloud:
‘Breathe’ (feat. Folly Rae) is the next track to be unveiled from ‘Patterns’, the debut album from the much-championed UK electronica artist, Ambassadeurs (aka Mark Dobson). The 12 track release will be available to download from 29 June on his own Lost Tribe Records imprint, preceded by a Spotify ‘First Listen’ from 1 June. ‘Looking At You’ will be released as a single on 10 July. ‘Breathe’, premiered by Indie Shuffle, is available to stream now.
Ambassadeurs widescreen sound spans bass heavy, ethereal electronica, through to dark ambient moments, and shimmering, melodic techno. In addition to releases including ‘Can’t You See’ EP, ‘Forever’ EP, and the ‘Trouble’ EP, Mark’s remixed for labels including Tru Thoughts, Ninja Tune, Moshi Moshi, Fat Cat, Wah Wah 45s and others.
Over the past two years, Ambassadeurs has worked hard to develop his live set – one which marries his leftfield sound with surrealist videography – winning diverse support slots with the likes of ODESZA, Danny Brown, Machinedrum, Gold Panda, and more, his forthcoming US tour will see him join Mad Decent’s Daktyl – evidence of Ambassadeurs increasingly wide appeal, and a follow-up to his debut 30 date support tour with the aforementioned ODESZA.
Much of Ambassadeurs’ music is created with found sounds that he turns into samples, processing them, Amon Tobin-like, beyond recognition. He started out learning his craft on an 8-bit Amiga computer, wrestling with the notoriously tricky Octamed while the rest of us were playing Lemmings. Mark then upgraded to Logic and began working with electronic instruments, getting inside the machinery to make them sound the way he wanted.
On ‘Patterns’, he combines these leftfield techniques with synthesized sounds. The album features the introspective, instrumentals that have become his signature – ‘Forever’, ‘Somehow’, ‘Void’, ‘Can’t You See’, ‘From You’, and ‘Tonight’ – alongside epic 4/4 structures – ‘Crimson’, ‘No More’, and ‘My Way’ – and vocal led tracks, with the latter represented by guest vocals from C. Duncan (‘Looking At You’), Tigga Da Author (on the blues-like melancholy of ‘Weatherman’), and Folly Rae (with the cut-up, neo-soul of ‘Breathe’).
US TOUR DATES
22/05 – Bradley (CA), US – Lighting in a Bottle Festival
30/05 – San Francisco US – Mezzanine
03/06 – Washington DC, US – U Street Music Hall
04/06 – Vancouver, CA – MIA
10/06 – Denver, US – The 1 UP
11/06 – Austin (TX), US – Holy Mountain
17/06 – Toronto, CA – NXNE @ Northby Hub
20/06 – Dufur, US – What The Festival
Following Marin’s dark, jazz inflected bootleg of Zomby’s “Prevail” and her dreamy official debut single “Day 42,” comes this heavenly re-work from Brighton producer Ambassadeurs. The “Day 42” remix takes Marin’s voice like pure gold to a cosmic dance floor in the great beyond.
The London natives honey-dipped melodies and bewitching, soulful delivery has already lead to the cream of UK underground producers reaching out to collaborate. Currently in the studio working on lots of new material, 2015 is sure to be hers for the taking.
Ambassadeurs will release his new EP, ‘Can’t You See’, featuring three new tracks ‘Can’t You See’, ‘My Way’, and ‘Everyday’, in April.
Ambassadeurs forthcoming live shows include The Sound You Need festival in Paris alongside Rustie and more (14/3), Barcelona’s Razzmatazz (21/3), London’s Birthdays (4/4), Start The Bus in Bristol (25/4), Rome (15/5), and his first US date of 2015 at the Lightning In A Bottle festival in California, which will fall ahead of a 4 week US tour.
With previous live support slots under his belt for Danny Brown, Machinedrum, and Gold Panda, Ambassadeurs played his debut US live tour at the end of 2014 with a 30 date support stint for ODESZA, followed by festival performances alongside some of electronic music’s biggest names at LA’s Hard Day Of The Dead and the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival.
The above shows, and his time on the tour bus spent listening to more 4/4 beats and techno, have helped shape the three tracks on ‘Can’t You See’ (though for rhythm pedants, ‘My Way’ actually alternates between 5/4 and 6/4 time). With this release the introspective, ethereal Ambassadeurs’ ‘sound’ takes a back seat with synthesized sounds coming to the fore, especially on ‘Everyday’ and ‘My Way’.
Splitting his time between studio sessions and field trips to London and the British south coast to collect found sounds for his productions, Ambassadeurs (aka Mark Dobson) is fast emerging as a British counterpoint to artists such as Salva and XXYYXX. Ambassadeurs’ leftfield, bass-heavy electronic music is fast making a name for the young producer, in addition to his own releases, he’s remixed for labels including Tru Thoughts, Ninja Tune, Moshi Moshi, Fat Cat, Wah Wah 45s and others.
Ambassadeurs started out learning his craft on an 8-bit Amiga computer, wrestling with the notoriously tricky Octamed while the rest of us were playing Lemmings. He upgraded to Logic and began working with electronic instruments, getting inside the machinery to make them sound the way he wanted. Taking cues from dub, hip-hop, bass and jazz, but sounding like none of these genres, Ambassadeurs’ sound is hard to pigeonhole. His distinctive style can be attributed to a Tobin-like love for turning found sounds into samples and processing them beyond recognition.
Ambassadeurs has announced details of his first release for 2015 on his own Lost Tribe label, the ‘Forever EP’. The three track release comprises ‘Forever’ and ‘Inja’, plus his recent free download, ‘From You’, and follows UK and European tour shows alongside Odesza, Slow Magic, Craft Spells, DJ Paypal, and Lindsay Lowend.
“Forever EP’ is out on Januray 19th 2015. Get it here.
Ambassadeurs (aka Mark Dobson) started out learning his craft on an 8-bit Amiga computer, wrestling with the notoriously tricky Octamed while the rest of us were playing Lemmings. After the requisite teenage years in psychedelic rock bands, he upgraded to Logic and began working with electronic instruments, getting inside the machinery to make them sound the way he wanted.Taking cues from dub, hip-hop, bass and jazz, but sounding like none of these genres, Ambassadeurs’ sound is hard to pigeonhole. His distinctive style can be attributed to a Tobin-like love for turning found sounds into samples and processing them beyond recognition – creating music as unique as his talent.
Young Brighton-based leftfield electronic music producer Ambassadeurs caps a fine year with his latest production, ‘Make Me’, an epic, bass heavy number complete with his signature melodic flourishes. ‘Make Me’ is released for free this week via his website http://ambassadeursmusic.com, all fans need to do is register and they’ll automatically receive this, and other new tracks, as soon as they’re available. Ambassadeurs will drop his next full EP for Pilot in February 2014.
Brighton based producer Ambassadeurs has just released his new EP, Trouble, and as a bonus, he will be giving away one free track per month from his website. All you need to do is register and you will automatically receive the new tracks as soon as they’re available. Stream the whole EP and download for free “Ignite”, below.