Taken from the EP ‘How can I’, released 26 June on Ninja Tune: https://parkhyejin.lnk.to/howYo
Belgian producer Jerro makes his Anjunadeep debut on a gorgeous new single called “Tunnel Vision”. Featuring crisp, hypnotic production topped by dreamy vocals from Los Angeles artist Kauf, the track officially arrives with an accompanying music video to match. “Tunnel Vision” also comes equipped with an official remix from critically-acclaimed producer Durante who offers up a melodic twist on the original.
Jerro explains, “It’s actually pretty funny how this track came about…I had a long-night out at the club, and came home feeling extra ‘inspired.’ So, I started messing around on FL Studio. Woke up the next morning, and saw that I started a track the night before at 5:47am? So, I had a listen, and I actually quite liked it haha…and that’s how ‘Tunnel Vision’ was born.”
“Now that it is finished up, I’m really excited to showcase a different style of music, as this track isn’t like any of my previous releases. It is also my first time working with an original vocal, which Kauf really nailed. It ended up being my most ambitious track to date.”
Jerro’s fusion of melodic house and downtempo sounds originally broke through with his debut The Fool EP via Lane 8’s This Never Happened label. After only six months, The Fool saw strong support from global tastemakers as “Lake Nivu” became the most played song on SiriusXM Chill throughout September 2019, also laying the groundwork for his sophomore Pantheon EP via This Never Happened. Now in the third chapter of his career backed by Anjunadeep, he carries serious momentum into “Tunnel Vision” and beyond.
As for Durante, he broke out via OWSLA’s Nest subsidiary in 2013 and quickly received acclaimed from the likes of VICE and Billboard Dance, going on to establish himself as a force within the house music scene. Recently releasing original tunes via Amtrac’s OPENERS and Lubelski’s Percomaniacs, his “Tunnel Vision” remix is yet another exciting addition to an ever-prolific catalogue.
German multi-instrumentalist and producer, The Micronaut has made a name for himself through his richly textured and enthusiastic compositions. His 2016 album, “Forms” has been described as a true melting pot of sounds and it caught the attention of the electronic music scene with its very playful and original amalgamation of rhythms and samples. This summer, The Micronaut releases Olympia (Summer Games) – an album which continues to draw on his elaborate production style as well as on the values of camaraderie and solidarity of the Olympic Games, despite this year’s postponement of the event.
The album’s first single, Swimming is out today. The track moves from broken bass rhythms to catchy melodies to vocal samples in just a few bars, giving birth to a sort of collage-based genre of music.
Summer Games’ tracks are named after Olympic sports – pole vault, archery and swimming are just some examples of the 12 modalities chosen by the artist. “For this album I chose Olympia as theme, because apart from competition, it’s also about a movement of peace, where the focus is on people, no matter what nation. The Summer Games are coming now, the Winter Games will follow,” says the producer. In the spirit of games, the music is generally high-spirited and upbeat, with many tracks being perfectly fitted for the dance floor. The compositions move from broken bass rhythms to catchy melodies to vocal samples and guitars in just a few bars, making the overall listening experience seem like a fantastic rollercoaster ride, “I would always describe my music as very lively, expressive, dramatic, sometimes calm, sometimes powerful,” says The Micronaut, “I think it is music that fires the imagination.”
The ride is eclectic, but far from chaotic; transitions are fluid, the momentum uninterrupted and the direction cohesive. Behind the music’s energetic flow are sophisticated arrangements and quasiscientific constructions which crush stylistic boundaries and give birth to a new collage-based genre of music. The music is all the more impressive considering that every sound contained therein is crafted by The Micronaut himself, who has been called a one-man-orchestra for exactly that reason. At times, Summer Games veers towards electro-pop, at other times it is inspired by old-school hip-hop, and at other times still, it climaxes and explodes in IDM, but through all the commotion what is clear is that The Micronaut is an avid music lover, collecting ideas and inspirations far and wide, and translating them through his own prism of emotions, “Music must always be a journey, with ups and downs, with fears and with happiness. Making music is always an expression and somehow also a processing of experiences.”
01. Uneven Bars
02. Table Tennis
03. Discus Throw
07. Fencing (feat. Saskia Streck)
08. Pole Vault
09. Swimming (feat. Bernhardt.)
Release Date: 03.07.2020
“’Never’ was mainly inspired by so-called ‘Intelligent Dance Music’ from the mid-’90s, and it went on to become one of my favourite tracks on this album. Orbital were such a formative and pioneering force in this scene and have been a huge influence on my sound. To have them remix one of my tracks is a massive honour for me.
From the album INNUENDO out June 26th on Deep Matters of the Heart (DMOTH)
Directed & Choreographed by Abyss X
Get it here: https://abyssx.bandcamp.com/track/love-altercation
Taken from the album ‘Colure’, released 24 July on Counter Records:
RY X and Frank Wiedemann reunite as Howling to present “Colure”, the sophomore full-length record from their joint musical enterprise. RY X, solo alternative artist and member of The Acid, and Frank, one half of Âme, bring fans a bigger, sharper follow-up to their debut, “Sacred Ground”. On “Colure”, the Berlin-based Wiedemann and Los Angeles-based RY X conjure transcendent creations out of their contrasting musical backgrounds and environments. The album is assuredly dualistic: electronic and acoustic sounds sit comfortably side-by-side, and big melodic hooks are laced into hypnotic club productions.
London based experimental producer and composer Leifur James unveils the incredible third single ‘Angel In Disguise’, with stunning visuals from Balázs Simon. The title track is taken from James’ eagerly awaited album, ‘Angel in Disguise’, due for release 5th June 2020 via Night Time Stories (sister label to the coveted ‘LateNightTales’).
Angel In Disguise’ sees slowly driving, haunting instrumentals rise to an enticing, early crescendo with a rapid descent. Melancholic keys and broken beats build tension on this nostalgic ode to veiled beauty; James’ moody vocals sitting on classical piano interspersed with driving electronic kicks. A complex track that sets the scene for the explorative album, this most recent offering is a compelling slice of electronica, with a spellbinding visual narrative.
“I was feeling a blurring of the lines between our experience as a society with the world and my own personal experience. Like these two clouded forms in my life at the time. I’m reminded of when you see the sun through thick fog; you can feel the sun shining behind the layer, but you can’t see it for its truest and purest form and feel submerged and surrounded by the fog. That analogy was happening at the same time for me, in an environmental and personal way.” Leifur James
An exploration of our damaged relationship with planet earth is soundtracked by James’ poignant melodies questioning our failure to respect mother nature. ‘Angel in Disguise’ stitches James’ complex emotional chords and Balazs’ desire to highlight the fragility of the world into a beautiful, short visual tale. Directed by Balázs Simon.
ng good, but clouded, corrupted. The drunkenness of the world, beauty that is hidden. That ambiguity played a big role in the concept: I wanted to show a vision of our planet, again in a primordial state, reset. It’s a new kind of abiogenesis, driven by parallels between water and plastic, as the source (and end) of life…”
“…It’s funny how we were set out to shoot a film about our suffering planet, only to be struck by 90-95 km/h windstorms all day. It ripped apart the set, some of our lighting equipment, shook the bus and you could often feel small gravel hitting your face… I was fortunate to work with actress Franciska Törőcsik, who went all in despite it being February, freezing and stormy, or Eszter Takács, the art director of Midsommar, who had to watch her work destroyed by the weather and still came up with ways to save the day.”
– Balázs Simon
Leifur James’ ‘Angel In Disguise’ LP will be available 5th June via Night Time Stories and is available to pre-order here.
Chromatics share new single “Teacher” & announce the tracklist for their long-awaited Dear Tommy album.
“The apple obscured in fog is enigmatic & open to the interpretation of the viewer. Are we sinking into the unknown or rising from beyond the grave? An apple a day keeps the doctor away & music is the medicine. Our teachers transfer knowledge of good & evil. From the fairytale of Snow White’s endless sleep to the Garden of Eden in the book of Genesis, exposure is the agent of change. Music is a language communicated by the artist but ultimately defined by the listener’s own exposure to sound throughout their life time. I can’t change my past, but I can choose to break the cycle & not pass the poison apple I was fed to my daughter.”
School’s out forever.
– Johnny Jewel
Listen to “Teacher” on other streaming services here:
Dear Tommy track list:
01. Fresh Blood
03. Never Tell
04. Just Like You
05. She Says
06. The Moment
07. Time Rider
08. White Fences
09. Teacher (Youtube)
10. Between The Lines
11. Too Late
12. Dear Tommy
14. Ultra Vivid
17. Dream Sequence
18. Endless Sleep