Dan Snaith, aka Caribou, aka Manitoba, has been teasing fans with tracks and remixes from his clubbier alias Daphni for some time now. Finally, the debut album Jiaolong will see the light of day, with a release on CD, vinyl and digital formats on October 8.
Snaith explains effortlessly what all of us try and say when we defend the art of DJing to those not in the know: “In contrast to live concerts where bands predictably string together the songs from their most recent album, DJs have the potential to blindside you, be genuinely surprising”. It’s this element of surprise that’s been integral to the Daphni project, and we’ve no doubt you’ll agree that this is some of among the strangest dance music you’re likely to hear all year, although many of these tracks have been making the rounds for some time so you may not be entirely surprised by some of the cuts. Stream the album over on Resident Advisor now.
1.Yes, I Know
2. Cos-Ber-Zam – Ne Noya (Daphni Mix)
3. Ye Ye