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Video: Gazelle Twin – Exorcise

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Gazelle Twin shared a creepy video for ‘Exorcise’, courtesy of Chris Turner. The track is taken from the album UNFLESH, out now on Anti-Ghost Moon Ray / Last Gang Records.

Alex Banks – All You Could Do EP

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The new ‘All You Could Do’ EP from rising Brit electronica star, club musician and DJ Alex Banks see him exploring similar territory to his eclectic Monkeytown label bosses Modeselektor, fusing techno crunch with the electro-indie songwriting suss of groups such as Animal Collective.

Picked acoustic guitar comes together with pulsating machine rhythms, all made emotive and human by the melancholic vocals of Alex’s Brighton associate Elizabeth Bernholz of Gazelle Twin. As well as the original ‘All You Could Do’, in all its moody fierceness, there’s a beautifully stark pulsating remix by German DJ-producer Phon.o, a haunting slow techno ‘Alternate’ take, and a brand new tune called ‘Phosphorus’ that comes on like the mighty Crystal Castles raving it up at a Polish warehouse party.

All in all, it’s a package that presents Banks as a name to watch and makes his new album, ‘Illuminate’, all the more eagerly anticipated. Below you can watch the official video for the original track and stream the Phon.o rework. Illiminate will drop on May 30th 2014. The All You Could Do EP is out now.

Alex Banks – All You Could Do (Alternate Version)

Signed to the illustrious Berlin label Monkeytown, Brighton based producer Alex Banks will release his All You Could Do EP on May 2. Streaming online now is single b-side, Alex’s own All You Could Do (Alternate Version) featuring vocals from Elizabeth Bernholz of Gazelle Twin.

The new ‘All You Could Do’ EP from Alex Banks sees him exploring similar territory to his eclectic Monkeytown label bosses Modeselektor, fusing techno crunch with the electro-indie songwriting suss of groups such as Animal Collective. His debut long player will follow on June 2, having been enthusiastically snapped up by the label

When Alex Banks sent us his demo we were stoked! We were so enthusiastic that we did not hesitate to meet and sign him on Monkeytown for the next three albums.It’s really rare to find an artist who has never released something before and who comes up with such a great album!We wish the world big fun with it!!” (Gernot Bronsert / Monkeytown Records / Modeselektor)