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We’re pleased to announce that London electronic beatmaker, Debian Blak, joins the AD label. As a celebration, download his 3 track bootleg EP, ‘Debian Blak x Aaliyah’ for free here…
If you like what you hear, keep an eye out for two new singles and an EP forthcoming on the label in the next few months.
Debian Blak holds his own as one of the most exciting, emerging producers in recent times. His critically-acclaimed debut EP, ‘A Hint of Menace’ catapulted him to the forefront of the underground electronic scene, and along with his new EP ‘Six Months From Mars’ EP and single ‘Push It’ he has since been championed by likes of Mary Anne Hobbs, B.Traits and Mistajam on BBC Radio 1, Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 MUSIC and counts Daedelus and Nicolas Jaar as his many new fans.
Starting in late 2011, Debian began developing his high-energy two-man and one woman live show featuring drums, bass, keys, vocals, and samplers. Not content with the average electronic ‘live’ performance of pressing space bar and fiddling with a MIDI controller, the show exhibits his unique raw flare for capturing beauty through imperfection, with a striking blend of verging-on-abrasive sounds alongside soothing melodic vulnerability. The continued progression of Blak’s live show has since culminated in a demand for shows across the UK, bookings in Croatia and a month-long tour of Australia at the start of 2012.
This summer, after supporting AlunaGeorge and selling out his headline London show, he prepares for a string of festival appearances and live dates.
“In an exciting era for British electronic music creativity, Debian Blak holds his own as one of the emerging artists to watch. His diverse portfolio of work to date influences his current output and results in a fresh sound.” – Resident Advisor founder, Nick Sabine
“Brilliant, emotional, technically skilled. What a first release!” – Knowledge Magazine (Hawks & Spies released July 9th)
“Debian Blak has a post-dubstep agenda with a sting in its tail, to the point of letting rattlesnakes hang out with him in the studio.” – Data Transmission