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Benin City ‘Faithless’ (Audio Doughnuts)Video + Zed Bias remix

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2013 by J.D.

Benin_City_Faithless_ArtworkFollowing huge acclaim for their recent free single ‘My Love’ earlier this year, Benin City are set to set to release their debut albumFires in the Park in 2013, preceded by immersive singleFaithless: a dark carnivalesque ride produced by Marc Pell (Micachu and the Shapes) and a stunning video directed by Clouded Vision, who worked on Benin City’s first video ‘Baby’.

Faithless is a kwaito-baiting jaunt, combining Benin City’s energetic tendencies with their knack for dark, surreal narrative .Festival-tinged drum patterns, traditional horn stabs and catchy synth melodies act as a counterpoint to the macabre tale of a protagonist’s decent into into insanity. ‘A man and his madness go toe to toe/he’s on the losing side of the battle and I swear he knows.’  Faithless is a rousing, demented and lively specimen from one of 2013’s most unpredictable bands.

Named after the Nigerian capital, Benin City is a fused genre band fronted by Joshua Idehen (vocals), who has previously collaborated with Hyperdub’s LVTheo Buckingham (drums) and Tom Leaper (tenor saxophone/synths/samples).

Benin City – Faithless (Zed Bias remix)


Download:Debian Blak X Aaliyah Free EP [Audio Doughnuts]

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2013 by J.D.

Aaliyah_DebianBlak_FullEP400pxAUDIO DOUGHNUTS’ latest signing, DEBIAN BLAK, readies his much anticipated ‘Six Months From Mars EP’ for them featuring four original tracks with vocal collaborations from NEO JOSHUA and MT. WOLF’S (one of CLASH MAGAZINE’S 2013 bands to watch) lead vocalist KATE WOLF. To celebrate his partnership with the label he is giving away his three track concept EP – Debian Blak x Aaliyah’ which is now available to download.

The three songs are a bootleg rework project dedicated to one of his favorite 90’s musicians – the departed RnB superstar, AALIYAH. Re-interpreting her music, Debian set out to re-build her songs as if he had originally produced the material today, taking them in a new previously unheard direction.

Debian’s natural musicianship developed over the years through playing the violin, drums and piano which
lead to an interest in production with him honing his skills from the age of 16. He burst onto the electronic scene in 2009 with a remix of KIDKANEVIL’S ‘Tokyorkshire’, alongside R+S regular AIRHEAD on FIRST WORLD RECORDS, the home where he released his first critically-acclaimed debut EP, ‘A Hint of Menace’.
His well received debut catapulted him to the forefront of the underground electronic scene and garnered
rave reviews and air play on BBC 6 MUSIC with praise coming from MARY ANNE HOBBS, DAEDELUS and NICOLAS JAAR. Never one to stand still and while playing in a variety of bands, along with soundtracking television shows and films, he produced another solid release, ‘Hawks & Spies’ for First World Records which really highlighted his distinctive production skills and brought his natural song writing ability to the fore.