Alex Banks released his critically acclaimed second album ‘Beneath The Surface’ on Max Cooper’s Mesh Label in 2019, and it perfectly showcased Alex ability to blend raw beats, and melodic emotion with genres like Techno, Electronica and Old Skool Rave. Following his debut album on Modeselektor’s Monkeytown Records, ‘Beneath The Surface’ harnessed elements of live performance, at times free-flowing and unpredictable, seamlessly fused with forward-thinking technical production. ‘Beneath The Surface’ has now been remixed and split into 2 x E.P.’s due out in the first half of 2020. E.P. 1 includes mixes by Ital Tok, Thomas Ragsdale, Thomas Gandey, Jinjé & L.U.
Ital Tek is the artist name of producer and composer Alan Myson. Since signing to the renowned Planet Mu label in 2006 with the industrial infused “Blood Line EP” he has gone on to release five albums, numerous EPs and tour live worldwide cementing his reputation as an exciting and unique voice in the world of electronic music. Over the course of the past decade, Ital Tek has carved his own niche in the broad spectrum of bass music by creating evocative melody-rich yet dance-floor friendly music with references to classic Electronica and a strong Sci-Fi element blended masterfully to create his own style of hard-hitting and melodic bass music. His widely acclaimed 2016 and 2018 albums ‘Hollowed’ and ‘Bodied’ went far beyond his earlier more dance-genre based work, leaving just the footprint and especially the sonic weight and space of dubstep providing a more cinematic, abstract and impressionistic approach.
Over the last few years, Jinjé has had a number of singles released via London-based House & Techno label, Messrs Kick & Drum Records. More recently, his huge club smash ‘Big Skies’ came out on legendary techno label Ostgut Ton which gained support from on Jon Hopkins, Gerd Janson, Nemone and nd_baumecker, amongst others. Jinjé (aka Lee Malcolm) is a founding member of experimental Leeds-based band Vessels who have morphed into a maximalist live techno outfit, as evidenced by their last two albums- ‘Dilate’ (released in March 2015) and ‘The Great Distraction’, which came out on Different Recordings in Sep 2017. Lee also had a run of techno releases under his Lee J Malcolm moniker for EPM Records.
Yorkshire based composer Thomas Ragsdale melds cinematic electronica with immersive soundscapes and blissful techno workouts. Spending his formative years composing a varied catalogue of music for TV, film and advertising companies, his gradual shift into the world of performing music is one that’s quickly won acclaim from the likes of Resident Advisor and FACT. His music has been featured with great effect in two groundbreaking BBC documentaries by Adam Curtis including the acclaimed ‘HyperNormalisation’, where his track ‘Warning Mass’ was featured extensively alongside the likes of Brian Eno, Burial and Aphex Twin. His music has also found its way onto commercials by BMW, Prada and Twitter. Thomas is part of Domino Publishing’s exclusive and prestigious composer roster alongside Jon Hopkins, Siouxsie and the Banshees’ Steve Severin and Beta Band’s Steve Mason.
Lost Unicorns (L.U.):
Lost Unicorns is a new cinematic electronica project from composer & producer Harry Peat. Blending neo-classical recording with dark electronic beats and sonic wizardry, Lost Unicorns’ first release was a haunting dub house remix of Eric Satie’s Gnossienne No.1 for Decca’s Piano re:works album. The forthcoming album is a sci-fi journey through contemporary film score and cerebral electronica, due for release in 2020.
Enigmatic and passionate Electronic Producer, DJ, Live Artist, Vocalist and Keyboard player, Thomas Gandey has gained an international cult status having released an abundance of electro futurisms, electronic tales of musical bliss, vintage synth led cosmic voyages and of course his trademark blue eyed electronic soul. With latest releases on Innervisions, Kompakt & Decca, his output has scored loyal supporters the world over, having all the while enjoyed a triumphant career as an international DJ and Live Artist, holding residencies at Space Ibiza, Razzmatazz and Womb in Tokyo, to mention a few, amassing a seasoned 1200 shows the world over. First discovered under his Cagedbaby guise, his debut album ‘Will See you Now’ was released by ‘Southern Fried Records’ to international critical acclaim.
Alex Banks – ‘Beneath The Surface Remix EP 1′ will be release on 27th February on Mesh.
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