We’ve already heard Cyril Hahn’s collaborations with Joel Ford and Say Lou Lou from his new EP. Now, the Vancouver-via-Switzerland producer unveiled another excellent EP cut, Shame, featuring Yumi Zouma. Out on July 24th on PMR.
Following last month’s announcement of a new Cyril Hahn EP, a brand new collaboration with Say Lou Lou has just been posted. It’s called ‘Inferno’ and as you might expect it is FLAMES.
Kicking off the ‘BEGIN’ EP last month was ‘Last’ ft. Joel Ford. The vibe is distinctly warmer and understated as Cyril explores new territory for this EP. ‘Begin’ is a 4-track offering featuring collaborations with the ethereal Scandi-queens Say Lou Lou, LA based singer Kotomi & trio Yumi Zouma. Out on July 24th on PMR.
Cyril Hahn teams up with Bristol-based singer/songwriter Javeon on “Breaking,” a track that first surfaced online earlier this summer. “Javeon sent me over some amazing stripped down vocals. It was just his voice and some guitar and had a much more melancholic vibe to it,” says Hahn, “He asked me if I wanted to have a go at it to turn it into a full song so I gave it a try.” Slow-grooving but dancefloor-ready, “Breaking” is the perfect balance of Hahn’s production and Javeon’s vocals, a track so well-loved by the former that he decided to include it on Voices, set for official release in the coming months.
“More than a direct connection between song and video, we wanted to show contrast between style and surroundings,” Javeon explains of the video for “Breaking,” which was shot on location in various parts of London.
Directed by Joe Alexander and styled by Julia Sarr-Jamois, the video’s aesthetic is inspired by the Rudeboy movement, a subculture that dates back to the early 70s. Embodied by dapper, well-dressed gentlemen, (think Jimmy Cliff, Mos Def or LaTouche) the movement is defined by sharp style: pin-tucked trousers, trilby hats, thin ties, bold color palettes, and smart shoes.
The video debuts in line with Somerset House’s The Return of the Rudeboy, a photo exhibition created and curated by photographer Dean Chalkley and creative director Harris Elliott that explores the rudie subculture in the UK. On July 28th 2014, an interview with these influential figures and an in-depth look at the exhibition will premiere on ssense.com, accompanied by an exclusive Q&A with artist Cyril Hahn on July 30th.
Below you can stream Cyril Hahn remix of Jessie Ware‘s new single ‘Tough Love‘. While the original has all the hallmarks of Jessie’s emotive and perfectly crafted restraint on soulful pop, PMR label-mate, Cyril Hahn gives the track a greater pace, increasing the presence of the already rumbling bassline that lurks beneath, while leaving Jessie’s vocal largely untouched.
Tough Love will drop on August 4th 2014. Pre-order here. The official Tough Love video will premiere online next week.