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RY X – Deliverance

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RY X unveiled his beautiful emotional balearic-pop new song ‘Deliverance’. The Australian-born, LA-based singer-songwriter Ry Cuming, also known as one-third of The Acid, and one-half of Howling alongside Âme’s Frank Wiedemann, will drop his new album, “Dawn” on May 6th on Infectious Music. Pre-order it here. In case you missed it, check out the video for LP’s cut “Only”here.

Video: RY X – Only

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A color-soaked love story heralds a new era for the LA vocalist, with the video for the first single from Ry X’s debut solo album, Dawn, co-directed by the musician and Dugan O’Neal.

Ry X is Australian-born, LA-based singer-songwriter Ry Cuming, also known as one-third of The Acid, and one-half of Howling alongside Âme’s Frank Wiedemann. “Dawn” will drop on May 6th on Infectious Music. Pre-order it here.

Leftfield – Alternative Light Source LP / Universal Everything

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Legenday UK dance act Leftfield have announced their first album in 16 years! The duo’s thrid album is called “Alternative Light Source”, following 1999’s Rhythm and Stealth, 1995’s Mercury-nominated Leftism, and 2012’s live documentary Tourism.

The LP contains collaborations with Poliça vocalist Channy Leaneagh, Tunde Adebimpe of TV On The Radio, Notts punks Sleaford Mods and British singer Ofei. It will drop on June 8th 2015 via Infectious Music.

The first single from the album is ‘Universal Everything’. The artwork appears to be a 1990 painting by Turner Prize-winning British artist Mark Wallinger. Pre-order the album ‘Alternative Light Source’ to receive this track as an instant download –smarturl.it/altlightsourceiTunes. Tour dates at www.leftfieldmusic.com.

Tracklist:
01. Bad Radio
02. Universal Everything
03. Bilocation
04. Head And Shoulders
05. Dark Matters
06. Little Fish
07. Storms End
08. Alternative Light Source
09. Shaker Obsession
10. Levitate For You

Video: The Acid – Ghost

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The Acid have unveiled their haunting video for new single Ghost. A visually arresting accompaniment of tumbling sand dunes, Californian sunrises and captivating plot twists culminating in an ending that will undoubtedly leave the viewer wanting more.

Directed by renowned duo Elliot Lee Hazel and Petecia Le Fawnhawk, the pair’s career within music stretches across many years and has seen them work respectively with the likes of Beck, Interpol and Band of Skulls to name but a few.

Commenting on their vision behind the Ghost video, co-director Le Fawnhawk said; “Originally the inspiration came from a story I heard about Ray Charles being a huge Corvette fan.  My imagination took me into wonder of being born blind and the magic of discovering the world around you, people and experiences all through the sense of touch.  I shared my idea with Eliot who immediately had an emotional connection, as his father was blind.  We dove deeper into the idea and then presented the rough concept to The Acid boys.

Shot in the picturesque Californian desert just outside the town of Baker, the pair drew further inspiration from Salvador Dali’s surrealist art to evoke a haunting yet serene atmosphere for the video.

Ghost is the third single to be taken from the bands debut album Liminal, released earlier this year via Infectious Music/Mute Records to widespread critical acclaim including the likes of NME, The Independent and DIY.

The Acid came together as a partnership between Brit Adam Freeland, L.A. producer Steve Nalepa and Ry X, an Australian songwriter. First appearing in 2013 with their debut self-titled EP, the group quickly followed up with the release of Liminal, a sonically drenched body of work with clear nods to artists such as Portishead, Aphex Twin and Thom Yorke, that crosses over a range of genres, which include everything from techno and R&B to deep house and beyond.

The Acid – Ghost (Oliver Schories Remix)

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Fresh from being re-worked by Maya Jane Coles, The Acid have unveiled the second remix of their latest single Ghost, this time by Hamburg-based producer, Oliver Schories.

Ghost is the third single to be taken from The Acid’s debut album Liminal, released earlier this year via Infectious Music/Mute Records to widespread critical acclaim including the likes of NME, The Independent and DIY.

Through their work both artists draw parallels in their music by accentuating the ambient mood in a track. However, with his remix of Ghost, Schories injects a fresh shot of brooding energy into the heavy and atmospheric sonic soundscape provided by The Acid, delivering an ominous and haunting undertone that quickly transforms into a dark deep-house dub.

Oliver Schories is fairly new to the big stage, only establishing himself in 2010 after releasing with notable labels Ostwind Records and Parquet Recordings. Since his arrival, Schories is making his stamp as one of the leading figures in a new wave of Hamburg producers creating atmospheric, yet emotive house.

The Acid came together as a partnership between Brit Adam Freeland, L.A. producer Steve Nalepa, and Ry Cuming, a.k.a. RY X, an Australian singer/songwriter. First appearing in 2013 with their debut self-titled EP, the group quickly followed up with the release of Liminal, a sonically drenched body of work with clear nods to artists such as Portishead, Aphex Twin and Thom Yorke, that crosses over a range of genres, which include everything from techno and R&B to deep house and beyond.

Oliver Schories’ re-work of Ghost is the second in a series of remixes with another to follow shortly, this side of Christmas.

The Acid – Ghost (Maya Jane Coles Remix)

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Minimalist electronic trio The Acid, have unveiled the first remix of their latest single “Ghost” by London-based producer Maya Jane Coles.

“Ghost” is the third single to be taken from the bands debut album Liminal, released earlier this year via Infectious Music/Mute Records in North America, to widespread critical acclaim including the likes of NME, The Independent and DIY.

With her take on Ghost, Maya injects a fresh shot of energy into the heavy and atmospheric sonic soundscape provided by The Acid, giving the track a head-nodding revamp, enabling the song to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the freshest club dub plates around.

Maya Jane Coles is no stranger to the UK bass scene either, having spent the last eight years releasing a multitude of EP’s and albums, as well as stepping up on remix duties for the likes of The XX, Little Dragon and Bonobo to name a few.

The Acid came together as a partnership between Brit Adam Freeland, L.A. producer Steve Nalepa, and Ry Cuming, a.k.a. RY X, an Australian singer/songwriter. First appearing in 2013 with their debut self-titled EP, the group quickly followed up with the release of Liminal, a sonically drenched body of work with clear nods to artists such as Portishead, Aphex Twin and Thom Yorke, that crosses over a range of genres, which include everything from techno and R&B to deep house and beyond.

Maya Jane Coles’ re-work of Ghost is the first in a series of remixes around the track, which the band plan to unveil before the year is out.

Video: The Acid – Fame

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The Acid is the electro collaboration trio of Adam Freeland, the globe trotting DJ and producer, Steve Nalepa, the Californian composer, producer and professor, and RY X, the LA-based artist and producer. Their debut album, Liminal, will drop on July 7th via Infectious Music.

The band have given fans a whiff of what to expect from Liminal with the release of a new video for album track, “Fame”. Directed jointly by Ry X and Dugan O’Neal, this great video features choreography from dance/performance art trio WIFE.

The Acid EP is out now. Get it here. Pre-order Liminal LP here.