Following the release of his glacial single “Winte“, Brooklyn based producer BAILE (aka Reed Kackley) continues to tease the release of his upcoming EP with “Leave Me” – a dark and feverish track filled with shadowy synths and unconventional rhythmic arrangement.
Curating rich dance music inspired by heady house beats and down-tempo rhythms, “Leave Me” opens with an isolated piano melody, twinkling like fallen rain drops against a murky sky. Kauf‘s vocals float effortlessly over barbed synths and luminous percussion, casting long shadows across a room lit only by candlelight – flames flickering in the dusky twilight.
“‘Leave Me’ is a track that started with a sample I recorded of myself toying around on an abandoned upright piano near the entrance of my practice space. I built onto that using empty beer bottles for percussion and layering analog synths, acoustic guitar, live bass & rhodes to fill out the instrumental” Reed explains.
Sending the track to LA-based vocalist/producer Kauf, the artist contorted the single into a narrative on impending heartache, beautifully articulating the agonising grief of lost love.
“You know you need to get out but you’re still so drawn to him. Was it only lust, or was there something real to begin with? Both sides in denial. Maybe you can’t get out because you haven’t learned your lesson from it yet. Stagnant, will you wait till rock bottom? Do you need distance from everyone who let you get here to get better?” the vocalist offers.
“Leave Me” is out now, with his EP to follow in March.
Brooklyn-based producer Reed Kackley (aka BAILE) makes his full Anjunadeep introduction with the Painting Out EP. As heard on Anjunadeep 10, ‘Soft Light’ is a thoughtfully constructed journey through BAILE’s visceral production style, whilst LA electronic outfit Kauf provide a compelling vocal feature on the title track. London’s Anii closes out the EP with a tribal-infused club rework to transform ‘Painting Out’ from idyllic downtempo into a tech-heavy club edit.
Sasha starts 2018 with a bang, releasing the long-awaited ‘Singularity’ on Last Night On Earth. The release, including a remix from rising star BAILE marks the producer’s return to his own imprint for the first time in over a year.
This is the start of an exciting year ahead, where Sasha continues to surpass expectations in both the electronic and live music realms. His ‘REFRACTED:LIVE’ show returns in February, with three sell-out shows at the Roundhouse and Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, along with continuing his fruitful partnership with John Digweed, with shows already announced and selling out, such as their long-awaited return to Glasgow in March.
Last year’s achievements included the pivotal debut of his REFRACTED:LIVE sell-out shows at the Barbican, a worldwide RESISTANCE residency with John Digweed, and debuts on prestigious labels Kompakt and Watergate, before rounding off the year with an acclaimed joint release with Alan Fitzpatrick.
BAILE delivers the remix. A striking fresh talent, Sasha came across the Brooklyn-born producer’s texturally rich soundscapes online and knew he was worthy of attention. With previous support from Pete Tong and a cult favourite on Hypemachine, BAILE turns his attention to ‘Singularity’, delivering a soulful eclectic rework.
‘Singularity’ drops on Friday 26th January on Last Night On Earth.