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HÆLOS – Any Random Kindness LP

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Today London-based electronic quartet HÆLOS release their highly anticipated sophomore album, Any Random Kindness via Infectious, which includes previously released tracks: “tender and atmospheric” (The Line of Best Fit) ‘Another Universe’, “piece of pop euphoria” (Clash) ‘End of the World Party’,“anxious and melancholic” (Stereogum) ‘Boy / Girl’, ‘Kyoto’, and ‘Buried in The Sand’. The follow up to 2016’s trip hop-influenced Full Circle, Any Random Kindness examines the search for connection in an increasingly fractured world.

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Throughout Any Random Kindness, HÆLOS reflect upon the current state of the modern world, combining organic instrumentation with modular electronica to reflect the colliding nature of technology and humanity, looming climate change, and corrupt politics. “We pushed each other to a far more vulnerable and exposed place on this record,” says Benardout. “By making space for individual voices we were able to explore an intimacy and closeness that we hadn’t found before.”  The album was produced by Dom Goldsmith and recorded in a variety of locations—from Benardout’s basement and Delaney’s house to a studio in the English countryside, miles away from their city digs.

Any Random Kindness is an astoundingly textured record and a huge leap forward for HÆLOS’ band members Lotti Benardout, Arthur Delaney, Dom Goldsmith and Daniel Vildósola. The shivering, gorgeous atmospheres conjured on the album are more warm-blooded and varied than ever, the result of a new approach to live instrumentation the band took in-studio. Even though the latter part of creating the record was especially intense, a newly developed HÆLOS emerged, one with optimistic perceptions of each other and a fresh, dance-floor oriented sound.

Ahead of their sold-out headline show at EarTH in Hackney, HÆLOS have also announced a 13 date UK & European tour in October, following performances at Rough Trade East, The Great Escape and Field Day festivals. Tickets are available to buy at http://haelos.com/.

The Acid – Ra (Alex Banks Remix)

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Minimalist electronic trio, The Acid’s new single RA (released this June via. Infectious) has been given the Alex Banks rework.

The Acid are back with RA, the next release 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 his take on RA, artist/producer Alex Banks injects layers of atmospheric percussion into the acoustically driven original for a dreamy down tempo edit, looping in the soft cooing vocals. Brighton native Alex Banks’ rework is a genre-blurring journey through house, trip hop and deeper ethereal beats.

The Acid came together as a partnership between Brit Adam Freeland, L.A and producer Steve Nalepa. 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.

Alex’s re-work of RA drops as part of a wider series of remixes, with other reworks coming from David August, Weval and Olaf Stuut ahead of their summer gigs and festival dates including Appletree, DE and Secret Garden Party, UK.

The Acid – Ra (Olaf Stuut Remix)

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Dutch DJ/producer Olaf Stuut has unleashed his signature dark and abstract spin on minimalist electronic trio, The Acid’s single RA, released this June via. Infectious).

The Acid are back with the next in a string of remixes of their original track RA, released earlier this year. This time remixed by Olaf Stuut (Traum, Cocoon, Atomnation), who conjures a dreamy trip with his notoriously indefinable genre and expert use of percussion.

The Acid came together as collaboration between British Grammy-nominated producer and renowned globe-trotting DJ Adam Freeland, Californian polymath Steve Nalepa and Australian vocalist/producer/cult folk artist Ry X. 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.

Remixes from David August, Weval and LUKA are OUT NOW as well as a further rework from Alex Banks, set for release prior to The Acid’s summer gigs and festival dates including Appletree Garden Festival, DE and Secret Garden Party, UK .

The Acid – Ra (Luka Remix)

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Minimalist electronic trio, The Acid’s new single RA (released this June via. Infectious) has been given the LUKA rework.

The Acid are back with RA, the next release from the bands debut album Liminal, released earlier this year via Infectious Music/Mute Records in North America, to widespread critical acclaim.

With his take on RA, artist/producer LUKA injects layers of atmospheric percussion into the acoustically driven original for a dreamy down tempo edit, looping in the soft vocals that coo “come on, come on”. 23-year-old Luka’s remix pushes boundaries of genre fusing elements of haunting, synth-pop and hazy R&B.

The Acid came together as a partnership between Brit Adam Freeland, L.A and producer Steve Nalepa. 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.

Luka’s re-work of RA is the first in a series of remixes, with more to come from Alex Banks, David August, Weval and Olaf Stuut ahead of their summer gigs and festival dates including Appletree Garden Festival, DE and Secret Garden Party, UK.