Martyn – Hello Darkness

Hello Darkness

DOWNLOAD

iTUNES | BLEEP | BOOMKAT | BEATPORT | NINJASHOP

VINYL

NINJASHOP | BOOMKAT | BLEEP

Martyn
Hello Darkness
BF028

1. Hello Darkness
2. Bauplan (L-Vis 1900 & Bok Bok Remix)
3. We Are You In the Future (Redshape Remix)
4. Hello Darkness (Radio Edit) (*Digital Only)

With his sophomore album Ghost People appearing on 2011‘s end of the year charts for the likes of Mixmag (#6), Clash Magazine (#9), DJ Magazine (#9), Data Transmission (Album of the Year), Martyn returns to Brainfeeder to release a follow-up 12” this March.

The 12” leads with “Hello Darkness”, previously unreleased and exclusive to the release, Martyn shuffles through a rhythmic bassline and feeling of, indeed, darkness from the very first beat. In typical Martyn fashion, the track skips its way through genre conventions, landing in a flux between 2-step, driving techno and old rave (the latter specifically heard in his ethereal and scaling upper melodies). “Hello Darkness” could lend itself to the rawest, grittiest warehouse, yet simultaneously breeds a subtle feeling of elation and release, and keeps the listener guessing with a variety of quirky sound collages.

It also features a remix of “Bauplan”, Night Slugs bosses L-Vis 1990 and Bok Bok bringing the most sinister corners of London into their remix, with a heavy grime lean and a pervading feeling of tension. Erratic samples (sounds of a tweeting bird one moment, the cocking of a gun the next) appear in-between a snap beat, metallic stabs and an apocalyptic build-up of percussion and synths. Pulsing in and out of a highly volatile atmosphere, almost as if the track is alive and breathing, this “Bauplan” almost feels like an unrelated beast until Martyn’s melody lines start to unfold halfway through the track.

To finish there is an exclusive remix of “We Are You In The Future”, a favourite from the Ghost People LP amongst critics and DJs across the board. Techno’s notorious man in the red mask – Redshape – steps up to create a deep and dark Detroit interpretation of Martyn’s freewheeling, sci-fi-enhanced joyride. Laced with ominous vocal samples (“It may be an accidental side effect of the drug”), the future takes on a slightly more dystopian feel with Redshape’s melancholic strings, unpredictable percussion builds and a lingering, creeping reinterpretation of the track’s original melodies. A definitive nod to the epic work of Derrick May and Carl Craig, with a hint of Kenny Larkin’s intricate builds.

BRAINFEEDER – SXSW 2012

FLYING LOTUS

SXSW (Interactive)
(03/10) – Turntable.FM Party @ ND Studios w/ Araabmuzik.

THUNDERCAT

(3/16) – Madison House SXSW Official Showcase @ Beauty Bar – 11:00 PM – 11:45 PM Outdoors.
(3/17) – Madison House & Frontgate Ticketing’s Afternoon Delight Party @ Frontgate Parking Lot.

DAEDELUS

SXSW (Interactive)
(03/10) – w/ Araabmuzik @ AMOA Arthouse at Jones Center.
(03/13) – w/ @ Bandpage HQ (Empire Automotive)

SXSW (Music)
(03/16) – Ninja Tune Showcase @ Barbarella w/ Lorn, Jeremiah Jae, RYAT, and more.
(03/17) – Warp & Friends @ Empire Automotive w/ Tokimonsta, Jeremiah Jae, Hudson Mohawke, Lunice, and more.

TOKIMONSTA

(03/17) – Warp & Friends @ Empire Automotive w/ Daedelus, Jeremiah Jae, RYAT, Hudson Mohawke, Lunice, and more.

RYAT

(03/13) – BOAT PARTY Juice Land presents w/ Jeremiah Jae, Jonwayne, Mathewdavid, Computer Jay, Mast
(03/15) – LUCY THE POODLE presents… @ Spiderhouse
(03/16) – LUCY THE POODLE presents… @ East Side Tone w/ Jeremiah Jae, Mast, and more.
(03/16) – Ninja Tune Showcase @ Barbarella w/ Daedelus, Lorn, Jeremiah Jae, and more.
(03/17) – Warp & Friends @ Empire Automotive w/ Daedelus, Jeremiah Jae, Hudson Mohawke, Lunice, and more.

JEREMIAH JAE

(03/13) – BOAT PARTY Juice Land presents w/ RYAT, Jonwayne, Mathewdavid, Computer Jay, Mast
(03/15) – BOILER ROOM – Line Up TBA @ Secret Location
(03/16) – LUCY THE POODLE presents… @ East Side Tone w/ RYAT, Mast, and more.
(03/16) – Ninja Tune Showcase @ Barbarella w/ Daedelus, Lorn, RYAT, and more.
(03/17) – Warp & Friends @ Empire Automotive w/ Daedelus, Jeremiah Jae, Hudson Mohawke, Lunice, and more.

MATTHEWDAVID

(03/13) – BOAT PARTY Juice Land presents w/ Jeremiah Jae, RYAT, Jonwayne, Computer Jay, Mast
(03/15) – BOILER ROOM – Line Up TBA @ Secret Location

GLK – Spring EU Tour 2012

Matthewdavid – Jewelry

MATTHEWDAVID DROPS A FREE MIXTAPE!

CLICK IMAGE TO DOWNLOAD

AZIZI GIBSON — FISH SCALE

Azizi Gibson and Jeremiah Jae have been working on a few jams… and there’s plenty more to come. Enjoy!

Click Image Above to Download

Listen to ‘Fish Scale‘ below:
Fish Scale by Azizi Gibson