Yannick Ilunga is a 21 year old South African making some of the most beautiful and original electronic music we’ve heard in a long time.
Till We Ghosts is the stunning debut single on Bad Life from Capetown based producer Yannick Ilunga aka Petite Noir. He crafts his innovative sound alone with live instruments and electronics; his remarkable voice underpinned by forward thinking production.
A unique concoction of influences, Petite Noir is able to seamlessly fuse intricate contemporary electronics with his stirring, soulful vocal and African shuffles that echo is homeland.
SELF HELP FOR BEGINNERS – OUT NOW
autoKratz second album “Self Help for Beginners” is out today. Buy it now:iTunes
DJ MIX FROM SPACE IBIZA: autoKratz present BAD LIFE
Stream & download a DJ mix recorded last Wednesday on the world famous Terrace at Space in Ibiza HERE
It was the worldwide premiere of “autoKratz present Bad Life”, the launching of a new DJ project exploring the more techno side of autoKratz tastes.
UNPLUGGED VERSION OF ‘OPPOSITE OF LOVE’
Here’s an acoustic version of the massive single “Opposite of Love” that the band recorded for a recent radio session.
The band recorded this as part of an exclusive radio session, as they prepare for the release of their second album ‘Self Help for Beginners’ out on Bad Life/!K7 on 20th June.
Download autoKratz Temptation (New Order Cover)
Q Magazine: “Superclub dancefloors are safe in London Duo’s hands….dealing in peak time pop nuggets welded to Terminator style-backbones” (4/5)
Uncut Magazine: “A relentless but clever fusion of ’80s synth-pop, ’90s dance-rock and the post-nu-rave now”
Artrocker: “Hold on to your hats, because autoKratz are back – and right from the off, it’s clear they’re in the mood for an audio assault.”
autoKratz will play live at the show and there’s support from new signing to their Bad Life label Attaque plus Pete Carvell. More details here.
NEW AUTOKRATZ SINGLE FEATURING PETER HOOK FOR 13th JUNE RELEASE
Joy Division and New Order man joins the London duo on their new single
taken from the band’s second album ‘Self Help for Beginners’
Release Date: Monday 13th June
BECOMING THE WRAITH
1. Becoming The Wraith (Featuring Peter Hook)
3. Becoming The Wraith (Alex Goper Remix)
4. Becoming The Wraith (Savage Skulls Remix)
6. Becoming The Wraith (Attaque Remix)
With their long awaited second album also set to drop on 20th June, autoKratz new single Becoming the Wraith is a modern electronic indie anthem. With an epic chorus and emotive melodies underpinned by autoKratz signature driving synths, it’s a track that is perfectly suited to a collaboration with New Order’s Peter Hook.
Of the collaboration Hooky said “I was delighted to be asked by autoKratz and knowing their music I understand why. The song was great before I even touched it. I just put the icing on the cake so it was a real pleasure.”
On having Hooky in the studio, autoKratz returned the compliment; “It was really inspiring to work with Hooky on this track as someone whose legacy has had such a profound impact on us, and the music we make. As soon as he picks up the bass it sounds like no-one else, and he brings a unique melody to the track in a way no-one else could.”
Pioneering French producer Alex Gopher leads the pack of remixes, whilst there’s a big rework from the super hot Savage Skulls, coming off the back of releases on Switch’s Dubsided imprint, Diplo’s Mad Decent and recent collaborations with the likes of Crookers. The package is completed by Attaque, a very promising young British producer who is one of the first signings to autoKratz new label Bad Life. In the band’s typically schizophrenic style, the B-side is A-Train and it’s an insane club banger described by Etienne D’Crecy as ‘It’s a hit!’ and by Mixhell as “A-MAZING!”
The album Self Help for Beginners follows their outstanding 2009 Kitsuné debut Animal and the worldwide success of Always More and Stay The Same. This time round the band take you on an innovative journey through dark electronic pop, hands-in-the-air garage techno and some very carefully nurtured moments of beauty.
There are also further collaborations with more of their heroes including Primal Scream guitarist Andrew Innes and Primal Scream & Kasabian producer Jagz Kooner.
The first glimpse of the new record came in January through the radio 1 supported ‘Opposite of Love’. Jaymo & Andy George described it as “bringing together all the elements of Autokratz we love, effortless vocal & the soul shaking electro they’re renowned for.” With the rest of the LP ram packed with high energy electronic rock and roll, 2011 will without doubt be the band’s most exciting year yet.
Self Help For Beginners is set for release on 30th May and features guests from Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order), Andrew Innes (Primal Scream) and Jagz Kooner.
autoKratz announce that their eagerly awaited second album SELF HELP FOR BEGINNERS will be available on CD and digital download from Monday 30thMay 2011.
Having started off by releasing a string of EP’s tailor-made for pummeling dancefloors, the bands 2009 Kitsuné debut Animal shone like a gem at a time saturated with electronic music. Always More and Stay The Same resonated through airwaves and clubs wherever you went.
It’s now two years later, and the stunning Self Help For Beginners will blow you away. It’s an innovative journey through dark electronic pop, hands-in-the-air garage techno and carefully nurtured moments of beauty.
The album sees the band collaborate with some of their heroes including New Order bassist Peter Hook, Primal Scream guitarist Andrew Innes and Primal Scream & Kasabian producer Jagz Kooner.
Of the collaboration Hooky said “I was delighted to be asked by autoKratz and knowing their music I completely understand why. Playing on the track was very easy and the boys made it very enjoyable. I’ve just listened to the track and then gone for a walk and found myself singing it over and over again – It’s great!”
The first glimpse of the new album came in January through the Radio 1 championed ‘Opposite of Love EP’. Self Help for Beginners certainly delivers on that promise and more.
The LP is to be released on the bands new label Bad Life, a new imprint to which they have also signed NT89, TWR72, Sovnger and 10Rapid. The labels first releases are receiving an impressive cross section of support, feted by the likes of Zombie Nation and A-Trak.
In four fast years autoKratz have become sought after remixers, working with the likes of La Roux and Underworld, whilst having developed a reputation for being one of the finest live acts in electronic music. Their never ending world tour continues to take them to all the corners of the globe, with highlights having so far included Glastonbury, Pukkelpop, Lowlands, Makuhari Messe Tokyo, Solidays, Parklife Australia, Dour and Koko in London.
Self Help for Beginners puts autoKratz back at the vanguard of British electronic music, and 2011 will without doubt be their most exciting year yet.
And to kick off the album release autoKratz are giving away massive new banger ‘A-Train’
SELF HELP FOR BEGINNERS
1. Opposite of Love
2. Becoming the Wraith (Featuring Peter Hook)
4. Last Light
5. The Seventh Seal
6. Skin Machine
7. Kick (Featuring Andrew Innes)
8. The Fallen
9. My Own Black Heart
11. Their Gun
12. Every Little Scar
autoKratz will play Scala on 9th April, and take to the road in support of the album throughout 2011.
DEBUT ALBUM ‘ANIMAL’
“A joyful mash of pounding electronica” Guardian
“Fuzzy dancefloor joy that will nudge them into the big league” NME
“Terrific, heartfelt, premier-league party starters” Time Out
“Stunning from beginning to end” Artrocker
“A fine offering, worthy of global domination” 10/10 IDJ
Electro album of the month Mixmag
“An auspicious debut” 4/5 Financial Times
“Killer…delivering more than just a promise” 8/10 Loud and Quiet
Jaymo & Andy George BBC Radio 1 – “Bringing together all the elements of Autokratz we love, effortless vocal & the soul shaking electro they’re renowned for.”
Etienne D’Crecy – “It’s a Hit.”
Brodinski – “Wow! big up!”
Alex Metric – “LOVE the new autoKratz. Amazing”
Mixhell – “Killing it again!!!! full support!”
Boris Dlugosch – “Wow. Impressive. What a promising start for a new label.”
NT89 – “Bad Life is gonna be BIG”
It will be the first release on Bad Life, a new imprint being launched for 2011.
Official EP Release Date: 24th January 2010
Brodinski: “the original tracks are really good! but for playing out i will prefer the NT89 rmx! Really really good remix!! big up!”
Jaymo & Andy George (BBC Radio 1): “Opposite of Love brings together all the elements of Autokratz we love, effortless vocal & the soul shaking electro they’re renowned for. The Petits Pilous remix then takes it to the club in a big way – massive…”
Alex Metric: “LOVE the originals. Amazing”
BeatauCue: “Loving the LPP mix”
Malente: “nt89 amazing once again, original is a great popsong!”
Boris D’luglosch: “That LPP Mix is Killer!!! Full support here.”