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Berlin/London

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Bass Music,Electronic,House

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Greco-Roman Soundsystem DJ Gigs: Oct 15th Airwaves Festival//Rejkavik Nov 12th Popnotpop Festival//Stuttgart Nov 16th Loftus Hall//Berlin Nov 18th Prince Charles//Berlin Nov 25th The... Read more >

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    Sunburn EP
    Baio

    In a dimly lit and poorly ventilated room in North Brooklyn, atop a carpet of discarded soda bottles and negligible denominations of foreign currency, Chris Baio spent the year of 2011 all alone, off the road, in a dark and tiny office, where he clapped just so into cheap microphones and pushed relentlessly at tiny buttons to create the SUNBURN EP.

    Informed by the isolated man’s routine of early-morning Bergman films, sweaty Queens racquetball clubs and late-night Berlin-era Bowie listening sessions, SUNBURN is dance music for the solo practitioner in transitory moments with intimate groups or alone. In front of the mirror where you stand taking stock before leaving. At dawn on the dance floor with the friends that outlasted the fist-pumpers, together but alone, separate but free, cerebral yet rhapsodic, moving at once. This is music about the moments in which no one is singing to you, freeing your mind to sing to itself. We are born alone. We will die alone. But we dance together.

    The EP opens with the title track, inspired by a trip to Mexico and a nasty case of modern art-shaped sunburn. Its sound is that of clattering balkan rhythms, pitched-up euphoric vocals, lush, rising melotron chords and 8-bit inspired melodies. It's the perfect soundtrack to a strange and ethereal summer night. Middle track "Anonymity 1" is melancholy leads and ecstatic house-piano, rolling percussion and polyrhythmic blips that wouldn't sound out of place next to the music of Spaniards John Talabot and Delorean. Closer "Tanto" is a sample-based take on steel drum house and features underground Chilean popstar Matias Aguayo on vocals.

    SUNBURN's roots lie in another disgusting windowless room, where Baio blasted Can and Kanye to an audience of 10 people on the internet every Wednesday night at 2am while planning basement shows as music director of WBAR at Barnard College. As bassist for VAMPIRE WEEKEND, Baio began to fill the empty nights on tour by returning to his rent-a-DJ roots, and immediately began to take it more seriously than
    was gentlemanly. SUNBURN is the realization of an aesthetic developed over countless DJ gigs from 2009 to 2012.

    Release date: 11/06/2012
    Format: Digital onlyDD
    Genre: Bass Music
    Catalogue number: GREC023D

     
     
     
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    Sunburn Modern 
    Baio
    Sunburn EP 
    £1.49 
    99p 
     
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    Anonymity 1 
    Baio
    Sunburn EP 
    £1.49 
    99p 
     
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    Tanto feat. Matias Aguayo 
    Baio
    Sunburn EP 
    £1.49 
    99p 

     
    Gabriel EP

    Joe Goddard
    Gabriel EP GREC022V