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David August – J.B.Y.

David August is back.

It’s been two years since his last solo record, and ‘J.B.Y.’ is worth the wait. The new single, released today by Ninja Tune’s Counter Records, is as epic and melodic as the German producer’s previous work – but with more complexity. It’s a many-layered production, featuring a brilliant breakdown after the three-minute mark and a sense of brooding menace throughout.

The label say: “This isn’t house music, this isn’t the clubs, this isn’t the places August has been hitherto. ‘J.B.Y.’ resolves not with an explosive “moment” but with delicately beautiful Erased Tapes-esque piano introspection and the evocation of tape-hiss drenched ambience.”

It’s certainly a unique piece of music, and you’ll be able to enjoy it as part of his live show at London’s Koko in June. More here.

 

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BANKS – Change (Dream Koala Remix)

This guy, Dream Koala.

Not just a pretty name. His sweeping, epic electronic style has pricked our ears since the grand, Terence Malick-inspired ‘Tree Of Life’ and the slow build of his Julia Losfelt remix.

He’s now applied his taste for grandeur to ‘Change’, a new one from the highly-praised US songstress BANKS. Rather unexpectedly, her fragile vocal does just the trick with Dream Koala’s trademark urgency. Enjoy:

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Julia Losfelt – Up Today (Dream Koala Remix)

After featuring the epic sounding, visual masterpiece that was Dream Koala’s ‘Odyssey’ a fortnight ago, we’re thrilled to see the 19-year-old Germanic ‘laptop artist’ has dropped some new material. Continuing to explore the post-rock sound it is, his own work it’s not. He’s tweaked Julia Losfelt’s ‘Up Today’, the first track off Parisian youngster’s ‘Quiet Storm’ EP. Sparse and strangely seductive, the original’s a winner for a Monday morning loosener:

We’re struggling to find any UK dates in store for either parties, but keep an eye on both Julia Losfelt and Dream Koala’s FB pages for updates. Here’s that vid we mentioned in case you missed it:

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