GDD™ Morning Update: Skream, Max Cooper, Joris Voorn, Kim Ann Foxman


Skream‘s Got a “Dark” Album Coming Next Year
Max Cooper Announces Upcoming ‘Kindred’ EP
Joris Voorn Announces 5 Date North American Tour, Accompanied by Third Studio Album Nobody Knows
Kim Ann Foxman launches Firehouse


Skream’s Got a “Dark” Album Coming Next Year

Skream’s told Annie Mac that he’s got a “dark” album arriving next year.

The Croydon producer spoke to the Radio 1 presenter on Sunday night, explaining that the LP will veer towards his earlier productions.

“I’ve got a single coming out with someone and then they’re gonna announce that I’m doing an album next year, finally. It’s dark. it sounds like my older stuff, but at a different tempo.”

Although we don’t know what label it’ll be released on yet, we’re guessing that it’ll be on a similar flex to ‘Pernicious’, the 10-minute cut he uploaded to SoundCloud last week, along with the description “new dark one from me”.

Listen to ‘Pernicious’ below.

(via Mixmag)


Max Cooper Announces Upcoming ‘Kindred’ EP


Serving as his first solo release since issuing his debut LP, Human, in March of this year,Max Cooper has announced he will return to London’s Fields label next month with the five-track Kindred EP. The forthcoming effort will include two new original productions from Cooper—which are said to find him operating at “his most cinematic” and “his heaviest”—along with remixes from Houndstooth artist Throwing Snow and Innervisions affiliate David August, and an extended version of the EP’s lead track from Cooper himself. Furthermore, Kindred’s two original offerings are said to have been written to serve as centerpieces for Emergence, Max Cooper’s new audio/visual show which premiered at the 2014 edition of Seattle’s Decibel Festival.

Cooper’s Kindred EP is set to see an official release on December 1. In the meantime, the forthcoming record’s artwork and tracklist have been included below.

1. Origins
2. Voyage Through the Analogue Womb
3. Origins (Max’s Extended Version)
4. Origins (David August remix)
5. Origins (Throwing Snow remix)

(via XLR8R)


Joris Voorn Announces 5 Date North American Tour, Accompanied by Third Studio Album Nobody Knows


A name that shines brightly amongst the identities of electronic music innovators is the ever-progressing talent Joris Voorn. Almost a decade since his first LP (Future History – 2004), the cinematic overtones that have provided such tremendous warmth in all of his productions assemble beautifully for his third studio album “Nobody Knows”. In addition to Nobody Knows, Voorn will be traveling across North America for an album mini tour hitting New York, Chicago, Mexico City, Los Vegas and Toronto.

With a sound both identifiable and individual Joris Voorn’s consistent caliber of work and attention to finely detailed production places him in a position of undoubted consideration amongst some of the most revered producers around. 

Since 2009’s Balance14, a compilation mix CD that saw Joris masterfully knit together a staggering amount of tracks to critical acclaim, the Dutch producer and DJ may have spent as much of his career honoring his early techno influences as he has challenging them.

While many a recent tech-house cut’s impact is more often a little out of proportion to its content, there’s a continuing freedom in Joris Voorn’s productions and spacious song writing that defines what makes his music resonate way beyond the electronic world.

Right from the moment go with the beat less introduction of “The Monk” the Amsterdam native provides a seamless fusion of organic and electronic sounds and despite an array of vocal features, the multilayered, classical ambiences throughout serve as a contrast reminder of who is at control of the mixing desk.

Through bright guitar, piano and synth combinations Voorn now has a wide range of instrumental talent at his disposal; the genius of creating music that’s by turn as adventurous and as sweetly accessible as a pop song. His last single release ‘Ringo’ was one of the biggest tracks on Beatport for 2013, with huge radio support. A euphoric modern classic and unquestionable highlight of “Nobody Knows”.

“Momo”, with its simplistic, playful melodies is another standout personal addition to the album, its soothing and endearing touch unsurprisingly the result of a collaborative writing session between Joris and his father Joop Voorn.

Thrillingly visceral through tracks including “The Wild” and “Sweets for Piano” the LP forms a soundscape equally as dark, captivating and inspirational that makes for a unique listening experience.

Even in collaborations, the acoustic subtleties that sit beneath the electric pressures in tracks like “A House” that features Ninja Tunes Kid A are remarkable, a challenging level of compromise for any musician, yet in his latest full length album, that also features amongst others Matthew Dear on his own “Green” imprint he has achieved an impressive harmonic balance, and the results are staggering.

Tour Dates
11.26 Output | Brooklyn
11.27 TBA | Chicago
11.28 Coda | Toronto
11.29 Reform 35 | Mexico City
11.30 Life (SLS) | Las Vegas

Track Listing
1. The Monk
2. A House feat. Kid A
3. Homeland feat. Matthew Dear
4. The Wild
5. Sweets for Piano
6. So Long feat. Kid A
7. Ringo
8. Mugged
9. MoMo
10. Fall
11. Left
12. Dust feat. Bram Stadhouders

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Kim Ann Foxman launches Firehouse


Kim Ann Foxman has started a record label called Firehouse

The inspiration for the name comes from Foxman’s New York home—she just moved into an old firehouse in Brooklyn. The imprint will be run in association with London-based enterprise The Vinyl Factory, who also own FACT magazine and Phonica, and will aim “to represent New York, represent its flavour and be a part of the music history that it is so abundant here.” The inaugural two-track EP, Firehouse 001, arrives courtesy of Foxman, and will hit the shelves on November 24th. 

01. It’s All About You
02. Steal My Secrets

Firehouse will release Firehouse 001 on November 24th, 2014.

(via RA)