Dublin based producer REID has caught the attention of tastemakers such as XLR8R, Dummy, The Line Of Best Fit and DIY with his luscious soundscapes. Well received remixes for Womans Hour, Sohn and Giraffage & XXYYXX served to heighten anticipation for his new EP 'Fractures'
After his first EP 'Genesis' REID is now back with something a lot more thought out and explored. The EP includes two singles 'Fractures' and 'Tarnished" featuring remixes from Comets We Fall, Jape and Document One.
"I really wanted to make something intense when I started this EP. I wanted to make something that people could dance to, but also something that you could listen to while staring out the window on a train journey. I am very influenced by movie soundtracks and how they draw on peoples emotions using just sound."
The project started one year ago; in the space of about 6 weeks REID wrote 10 / 12 demos that he took with him while travelling through South East Asia and listened to them for a couple of weeks, by the time he came home and knew what needed to be done. He spent about 6 months polishing the demos and once ready he got on board few artists who would enhance the emotions that he was trying to create.
The lead track 'Fractures' is the combination between REID sound and Slow Skies' vocals. Slow Skies is an Irish artist who got REID's attention with her past releases and her amazing voice which is both haunting and beautiful at the same time.
Woman's Hour: After being asked to do a remix of "To The End" by Woman's Hour, REID decided to team up with Fiona to work on a track together. Having heard what she could do through the stems of the remix, he knew she would be a perfect collaborator for Tarnished.
Samuel Mason recorded a few Ideas on some of REID older tracks and there was one particular take which was special so REID decided to use these vocals and literally took his take and wrote a track around it. 'Scars' is the result of this collaboration.
The EP is out on M:UK record label.
M:UK is the result of the world class recording and mastering facility, Metropolis Studios, London. With over 25 years of mixing and mastering some of the most prolific electronic tracks, it was only a matter of time before the outlet was created.M:UK is setting its sights on delivering newly discovered and legendary talent within the global dance music scene. The label's debut releases came from Jessie Andrews, Comets We Fall and REID.
SINGLE TARNISHED OUT 4TH AUGUST
Tarnished ft Woman's Hour (single)
Tarnished ft Woman's Hour (Jape Remix)
Tarnished ft Woman's Hour (Document One Remix)
SINGLE Fractures OUT 21ST JULY
Fractures ft Slow Skies (single)
Fractures ft Slow Skies (Comets We Fall Remix)
Fractures ft Slow Skies - single out 21st of July
Tarnished ft Woman's Hour - single out 4th of August
Scars ft Samuel Mason
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