Ahead of his forthcoming debut artist album ‘Rise’, Anjunadeep’s Lane 8 has premiered his collaboration with underground hero Matthew Dear (Ghostly International), entitled ‘Undercover’. Known to techno fans under his legendary Audion guise, musical polymath Matthew Dear here brings his distinctive vocal touch to this dreamy, leftfield pop number.
‘Loving You’ featuring Lulu James is the first track of the album and can also be streamed below.
Featuring collaborations with Lulu James, Solomon Grey and Patrick Baker, and including the singles ‘Diamonds’, ‘Hot As You Want’ and ‘Ghost’, Lane 8’s diverse debut album ‘Rise’ will be released on Anjunadeep on 17 July.
The enigmatic Mao Ra Sun are a production/performing duo making forward club-derived music out of the U.K. Belonging to a new generation of songwriters and beatmakers ––who, thanks to being weaned on the Internet, cull from the best of dance-music history and then reshape it in the image of now. Indeed, it’s not that the sounds of Mao Ra Sun resemble those artists as much as they share their genre-defying passion. In Mao Ra Sun’s universe, lush soundscapes do battle with the speaker-shuddering rumble of contemporary bass, timeless soul, and just enough left field iconoclasm to keep the grooves fromage free.
So, behind the evocative beats and the imagery, just who are Mao Ra Sun? All they’re saying is that they’re “two guys from a town an hour south of London who’ve been huddled over synths, DJing and making beats for a minute. We’re not trying to be overly mysterious in not revealing our identities,” says one of Mao Ra Sun. “It’s not a Banksy stunt; it’s more that we loved that moment in rave/electronic music culture when anonymity was prized – when you loved the track, not the persona. And when Burial withheld his identity, it was the same thing: you might’ve been curious who it was, sure, but most of all you focused on the music. We want our music to speak for itself first before we do.”
Today the pair, link up with the UK’s leading lady Lulu James on “I Won’t Take You Back” a fusion of dreamy synths, pulsating basslines and sultry vocals. The guys share that “The instrumental of ‘I Won¹t Take You Back¹ was our ode to Control era Janet Jackson slow jams, as soon as Lulu laid her vocals down it took it to a whole new level though. Enjoy, love is love xMRS.”
Stay tuned for their debut album on the way and in the meantime grab all your music updates over at http://maorasun.com/sundays/
‘Finding You’ is the final release from Pablo’s ‘You Don’t Understand’ EP on Black Butter Records – the AIM and BRIT Award-winning label cultivating some of the most exciting new music in the UK.
Singer-songwriter Lulu James, herself one of the most hyped young artists of the moment with multiple features on Pitchfork and a recent collaboration with Jon Hopkins, adds her trademark feathery and powerful vocals to Pablo’s sophisticated, subtle production. A blend of melancholic pop, soul and dance has quickly pushed Pablo to the forefront of the ‘cool’ electronic music scene in London.
With Nôze, Calibre and Maxxi Soundsystem on forthcoming Remix package, Pablo is looking to bolster his already sky-high reputation with a polished and sumptuous body of work.
Taken from Jon Hopkins‘s excellent 2013 Immunity LP, “We Disappear” will soon see a release as its own single, complete with a new version of the track featuring vocals from Lulu James, with an additional remix from from Moderat (a.k.a. Modeselektor and Apparat). Below, you can watch the official video of the track.
Out on June 30th 2014 via Domino.
Jon Hopkins has just shared a new song, "We Disappear", featuring British singer Lulu James, which will be available digitally and on 12" vinyl on June 30 via Domino. "We Disappear" is a rework of the opening track from his excellent 2013’s Immunity. In case you missed it, check out a similarly reworked version of Immunity’s "Breathe This Air", which featured Purity Ring.