CD of the week: JULIEN DYNE "Glimpse"
Written by Admin on March 8, 2012
Monday 12th – Friday 16th March 2012
Base FM listeners will be familiar with Julien Dyne from his work as drummer with the Opensouls, followed by the first solo outing “Phantom Limbo EP” released on From The Crate Records in 2007.
Phantom Limbo EP featured the classics Maddingos, Rice & Beans and Off My Feet featuring Tyra Hammond.
The first full length album Pins & Digits received extensive support from Djs on Base FM and around the world, in particular the tunes Layer and Stained Glass, Fresh Frozen ( both featuring Mara TK), Falling Down (featuring Parks), and the percussive groove of Incredulous.
In 2010 Julien Dyne teamed up with fellow drummer / beat maker / producer Riki Gooch for a the Base FM Shake & Bake in Western Park. During Easter 2012 Julien Dyne will perform at Shake & Bake again, this time as solo artist.
2010 / 2011 saw Julien relocate to Berlin, Germany where he toured extensively as live drummer for Ladi6 & Parks. Time between gigs was spent creating the latest album “Glimpse”, which has just been released and is the Base FM CD of the week.
Following on from the success of 2009’s “Pins and Digits”, Julien Dyne has released his second full length album “Glimpse”. Stylistically a continuation of the futuristic elements hinted at on his previous release, “Glimpse” offers studies in shimmering melodies, woozy beds of rich harmonic sounds that pulsate over thick percussive backdrops.
Featuring the vocal talents of She’s So Rad (Jeremy Toy), Ladi 6, Parks, Mara TK (Electric Wire Hustle ) and Claire Duncan (Dear Time’s Waste) this record contains elements of soul and indie vocals against a backdrop of futuristic Hip Hop beats.
Picked up by Japanese boutique label Wonderful Noise and UK heavy weights BBE 2009s “Pins and Digits” received worldwide exposure from BBC DJ’s Gilles Peterson and Benji B reaching both DJ’s ‘ top 100 ‘ lists for that year.
‘Glimpse’ offers to raise the bar higher again, moving further into exploratory electronic forays and deeper into hazy beatscapes.