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Vessels – Are You Trending?

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The new single from the Leeds 5-piece shows the band’s unique electronic sound developing yet further. Vessels deliver their most forceful track yet in the explosive electronic steamroller ‘Are You Trending?’, set for release via Different Recordings, the electronic imprint of [PIAS].

Following on from the No1 Hype Machine single ‘4AM’, this new offering acts as a bridge between ‘Dilate’ and their next full length which is currently in the works and penciled in for an early 2017 release.

The band recently released a deluxe edition of their 2015 album ‘Dilate’ (8/10 Mojo, DIY, TLoBF), a record which proved to be a tipping point in the band’s trajectory from their post-rock beginnings to heavyweight contenders in the electronic scene.

Vessels recently supported Battles at their Brixton show and this summer will feature Glastonbury, Green Man and Melt! with more dates to be announced soon.

Jinjé – Special Dry

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‘Special Dry’ is the electrifying new single from prolific house & techno producer Jinjé (aka Lee Malcolm from Vessels). Jinjé’s debut single ‘Amya’ landed in September last year to great critical acclaim.

Jinjé’s intention with his second single ‘Special Dry’ was quite simple: “I wanted to make something classy, sexy, and timeless.” From minimal foundations of ticking percussion, chimes and a raw, yearning female vocal, ‘Special Dry’ is fraught with tension as finger clicks compete with metallic, lone bass synth notes that ring out. A solid 4/4 kick propels the track forward and the unrelenting female vocal builds ‘Special Dry’ to an overwhelming and emotional climax that is sure to leave listeners and dancefloors breathless. This is raw, hypnotic and powerful music.

Track two of the single, ‘Tung Me’, once again demonstrates why Jinjé is one of the masters of percussive techno. Constructed with great finesse and beautifully produced by this talented multi-instrumentalist, ‘Tung Me’ is an intricate work that uses skittery rhythms, tongue drum and big stabs of whorling melody to great effect.

Released on March 23rd 2015 via Messrs. Kick & Drum Records.